APC Tells PDP to Brace for Opposition Roles

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has admonished the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop being a cry baby and come to terms with the cold, hard reality that its fortunes have since plummeted and that it is now in opposition.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the fact that the PDP devoted a substantial part of the communique, issued after the inaugural meeting of the its National Working Committee and Governors/Senators-elect, to complaining about alleged harassment and intimidation by the APC, when it should be strategising about the daunting task ahead of it, shows that the erstwhile ruling party still does not understand the enormity of the challenges awaiting it as an opposition party.
Said he, ‘’We don’t blame them as they have neither the capacity nor the commitment to be in opposition. A party that stood for nothing but looting and rent collection will naturally be afraid of being in opposition, where there is nothing to loot or rent to collect.’’
The APC advised the PDP to understand that it is not by repeating obvious lies that an opposition party can be effective, but by being creative, knowledgeable, resourceful and above all credible. It is not by cheap blackmail, but by being resilient.
Alhaji Muhammed continued, ‘’This is why we wish to extend to the National Working Committee of the PDP a free orientation, just as we have offered the party’s spokesman a free crash course in how to be an opposition party spokesman. The theme of the orientation for the PDP NWC members will be ‘transiting from the ruling party to an opposition party.’

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