The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that it was not bothered about the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) prediction that Nigerians would reject its candidates in the 2019 general elections.
The APC stated this yesterday through its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, in reaction to PDP’s threat during its Non-elective National Convention held in Abuja weekend.
The Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, while addressing the convention, had said the opposition party was praying for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari, but vowed to defeat him in 2019.
Dismissing the threat as empty, APC Spokesman boasted that Nigerians will reject PDP at the next general election.
He told newsmen that PDP members were clutching on a number of things, including restructuring to gain the attention of Nigerians, but insisted that the country cannot be deceived by the opposition party.
Abudullahi said: “Restructuring is the main issue for Nigerians right now. Nigerians have concluded that the status quo is not working for them and they want some structural changes that would enhance effective governance; that government operates for the good of the people.
“But the PDP has shown it does not believe in restructuring. It is not in their manifesto.
“The PDP never believes in restructuring; for that alone Nigerians won’t vote for them come 2019. They held two National Conferences and it was never on their plans. It is not in their manifesto and it cannot be in their plans towards 2019.
“Nigerians want a country that will work for them and they know the PDP cannot provide the kind of government that would deliver. APC remains the party to beat by a wide margin in 2019.”