The All Progressives Congress (APC) declared on the 2nd of August, that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is conceding defeat ahead of the 2019 elections as it lacks internal democracy.
The APC said this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, in response to criticisms by the PDP over its choice of direct primaries for its selection of candidates for the 2019 elections.
“The APC is amused by the interest the PDP has in the mode of primary election we adopted to elect our party candidates for the 2019 elections,” He said.
“With over 13 million registered APC members, coupled with a large section of non-partisan Nigerian electorate supporting the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration, it would seem that the PDP, on account of its attack of APC’s adoption of direct primaries, particularly to elect its presidential candidate, has already conceded defeat even before the 2019 elections.”
“We quite understand that the revolutionary and progressive idea of Direct primaries to elect party candidates is strange to the PDP – a party known for its inability to ensure internal party democracy and actively promotes imposition of candidates against the will of its members.”
The APC, therefore, stated that it is a “Progressive Party” and will continue to implement the Change agenda promised to Nigerians.
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