PDP blasts APC over ward congress

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Andrew Agbese

The Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) has de­scribed the ward con­gresses of the All Pro­gres­sives Party (APC) as an em­bar­rass­ment to democ­racy.

Na­tional pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Me­tuh, in a state­ment on Mon­day, said the APC con­gresses were marred by cases of im­po­si­tion, crony­ism, thug­gery and gen­eral dis­dain for the el­e­men­tary prin­ci­ples of democ­racy.

Me­tuh said, “The sav­agery wit­nessed in the ex­er­cise which came eight months af­ter the reg­is­tra­tion of the party, of­fers a glimpse into the con­fu­sion and bru­tal­ity that will be the or­der of the day if the APC is al­lowed to hold power in 2015,” say­ing the con­gresses have not only ex­posed the APC as a disor­ga­nized party but also a “camp re­plete with po­lit­i­cal vam­pires ready to de­vour even their own.”

The party said it was now very clear to other mem­bers of the legacy par­ties that ‘all an­i­mals are equal but some are more equal than oth­ers.’

The PDP said not only did those from the old ACN emas­cu­late their part­ners, but did so in the most un­civ­i­lized and bar­baric man­ner.

The PDP said the sit­u­a­tion was so bad that the congress was can­celled in Adamawa and Katsina while in Kano and Sokoto, there was no voting as both states chose their ward of­fi­cials “via a strange ‘con­sen­sus’ op­tion.”

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