The All Progressives Congress, APC yesterday shut its door to defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, charging would be defectors to either form a constructive opposition or quit politics.
The charge from the APC came as the PDP following a meeting of the national chairman with zonal and state chairmen of the party accused the APC of using carrot and stick to dismember their party with the intention of enthroning a one party dictatorship in the country.
The PDP chieftains in their post-mortem of the recent elections also urged aggrieved candidates of the party who lost out to seek judicial redress with the affirmation that the party would support them all the way.
The APC reacting to a communiqué of the meeting between the National Working Committee, NWC of the PDP and its elected governors and senators on Tuesday affirmed that the party was scared stiff of playing opposition.
Noting the continued interest of the leaders of the PDP to jump ship, the APC in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the party was not enthusiastic about receiving the PDP defectors.
‘’The truth of the matter is that the leadership of the PDP is not even waiting to be approached before fleeing to the APC. PDP leaders and members are falling over themselves shamelessly and swearing undying allegiance to the APC. Well, in case they did not get the message of the President-elect and our National Chairman, we want to repeat it in very blunt terms: PDP leaders and members, you are not welcome in APC. Please stay in your party, but if – as we suspect – you cannot survive in opposition, then take a walk, quit politics,’’ the party said.
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