Sunday, 19 May 2013
FCT Elections: PDP Mocks Opposition, Says Nigerians Have ‘Rejected’ Them
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the party’s victory in last Saturday’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area council elections as a testimony that it remains the pre-eminent party despite the much-orchestrated merger by opposition parties.
National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh, said in a statement that the ‘woeful failure’ of the opposition in the elections is a demonstration of the fate that will befall them in 2015.
In the elections, PDP won in five out of the six area councils, a development Metuh celebrated as rejection of the opposition, saying it indicates they merely exist on the pages of newspapers and do not command true followership among the people.
“That we won in five out of the six area councils is a clear testimony that Nigerians have truly accepted the PDP and a demonstration of the fate that will befall the opposition in 2015”, the statement said.
The party said those behind the opposition parties can now see that they are merely chasing shadows as the FCT elections and others held recently have shown that Nigerians know that they have nothing to offer but desperately seek power for selfish reasons.
It recalled its sweeping victory in the Kano State House of Assembly bye-elections in February where it won over 80 percent of the votes in the two councils where the elections were held.
The leadership of the PDP commended the National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur for providing the leadership that has “continued to engender trust in the party” as the background of its electoral victories.
Metuh’s celebratory statement did not say if the recently-announced mega-merger, the All Progressives Congress, to which his statement referred, was listed on the ballot, given that it has yet to be registered as a political party.