The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to be the sole candidate during the 2019 elections.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who spoke with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, said the APC was trying to divide the party again.
The PDP declared that the plot by some of its members to form a parallel executive was being engineered by the APC.
He said, “We will not allow the APC to distract us. APC has become very worried since we held our convention. As we speak, the constitution of the APC requires them to hold convention every two years but they have not done so.
“They are so unsettled that the PDP is progressing and progressing progressively. That is why they are using some people to cause confusion in our party but we have gone beyond that.
“What is more important now is that we are embarking on membership drive to win more members back to the PDP.
“President Buhari wants to be the sole candidate in 2019; that’s why they (APC) want to cause crisis in our party.
“We are going to stand as a party and we are going to fiercely contest elections in 2019. Our doors are open to Nigerians and anyone who is interested in contesting an election in 2019 can come in.
“I can assure you that majority of people still hanging around in the APC are coming back home, the PDP. APC is going to the next election as an empty party.”
Blaming others for its failure:
An important question to ask at this point is when will the PDP take responsibility for its problems and stop blaming others.
The opposition party which has failed to live up to the name, takes pleasure in blaming others for its problems.
Even when the PDP was in power, during the 2015 elections, they did more of campaigns for the APC by attacking them, instead of canvassing for votes.
The party may be unable to return to power if it continues in this stead.