The All Progressives Congress,APC has reacted to the emergence of Uche Secondus as national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party amid allegations of rigging.
APC says reports of rigging during the election shows that PDP is rooted in corruption and cannot change, stating that South West Chairmanship candidates lost as a punishment of not voting for the Party in 2015.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi in a statement on Sunday noted that PDP which used to be the biggest political party in Nigeria is now a regional party.
Mr. Secondus was elected at the Saturday’s convention of the party amid allegations of vote buying and ballot rigging .
The statement reads, ” In reacting to revelations of how money-for-votes and systematic rigging was brazenly perpetuated during the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) is mindful of the popular axiom: “A leopard cannot change its spot”.
“The abnormalities that trailed the PDP National Convention have further exposed the PDP as a Party not ready and willing to change. Indeed, the PDP has once again displayed itself to the generality of Nigerians that it is a Party with corruption deeply rooted in its DNA.
“Again, it is tragic that the PDP which used to pride itself as “the biggest political Party in Africa” has now been reduced to a regional party. By frustrating South West Chairmanship candidates, it is unfortunate that the PDP has decided to punish the South West for not voting for the Party in 2015.
“We urge members of the PDP that can pass the integrity test to join the APC so that we can together bring about the much-needed Change the country deserves.”