PDP blasts APC over ward congress
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.”