The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, teased the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the opposition party lost its purpose.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, in a statement said in PDP’s apprehension, it might lose more governorship or National Assembly against clear legal provisions of the Electoral Act and Constitution.
It said the party has continued to wage attacks calculated to disparage, denigrate and blackmail the nation’s democratic institutions, particularly the judiciary into submission to fulfil its nefarious electoral agenda.
The APC spokesperson, had reacted to an earlier press conference by the PDP Acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum, who alleged that APC was plotting to use some “hugely compromised Election Petition Courts” to upturn some of its victories.
Morka said in Damagum’s view, this was tailored towards “systemic emasculation of opposition” and actualisation of an imaginary one-party state.
“PDP’s hallucinations about one-party state is understandable only in the context of its unrealised plan to rule Nigeria for 60 years but now seeks to taint APC with its own scripted crude, intolerant, unpatriotic and anti-democratic zealotry.
“What is by far more repugnant, devious and a clear and present threat to our democratic way of life is the PDP relentless and unjustified objurgation of our courts and judges. The PDP has maligned and poured invectives on our judges at every turn since its miserable performance in the general elections.
“When it is not accusing judges of bias or corruption, it is calling for the disbandment of some judicial panels. Yet, the same party has been the biggest beneficiary of the vibrancy and independence of the judiciary since the country’s return to civilian democracy in 1999.”