The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the threats by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to boycott the 2019 general elections was due to the fact that the opposition party now understands that its end is near.
The national chairman of the (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, speaking in Osun state at the weekend, accused the PDP of panicking ahead of the 2019 election because the party’s rigging machine has been dismantled, Vanguard reports.
“Let me also use this opportunity to comment on what l read about the PDP chairman. I heard him threatening that they may boycott the 2019 general elections. When a rabbit in the afternoon jumps out of its hole, not because the hunter has come to smoke it out and it is running, you will know that it has already seen its end,” Oshiomhole said.
The truth is that we are not desperate, we have worked hard to defeat PDP while they were in power, when they had no faction, when all the founding fathers and founding mothers were in the same house. Nigerian people rejected them on account of 16 years of absolute miss-rule at the peak of our property as a nation when oil sold for $140 per barrel and we came in when oil price has dropped.
If with all those huge revenue that accrued to them, people complained of bad roads whether from the South to East from the North to the West, they have nothing new to offer to the Nigerian people.
The APC chairman said he believes that the PDP was being haunted by its own ghost having perpetrated a do-or-die politics while in power.
Now, rigging machines have been dismantled and their problem is how can they survive without it. The glue that held them together, which was cheap money from the treasury, again that has been caught off and what they already have, like a typical village sheep they may be chewing it all day, all night; now after three and half years, it almost seems that they have finished all they had taken and now they are worried, he said.
Meanwhile, Senate president Bukola Saraki and other aggrieved members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress faction of the ruling party have been given a two-week deadline to decide on their defection to the opposition PDP.
The Nation reports on Sunday, July 22 that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given Saraki, and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara among others a two-week deadline to make up their minds.
Also getting the deadline are governors Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto); Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara) and Samuel Ortom (Benue). Ex-governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, many senators and members of the House of Representatives.