The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the new National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and other new officers on their emergence at their party’s National Convention.
The PDP charged the opposition APC to, among other things, avoid all forms of bitterness, desperation and divisive tendencies.
In a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in Abuja on Saturday, the party charged Oyegun to “ensure an issue-based opposition that will purposefully and constructively engage and challenge the PDP with decency and maturity as prescribed by democratic tenets and principles.”
He also advised the new APC leadership to “put the unity and welfare of Nigerians ahead of other considerations and jettison all divisive tendencies including unguarded statements that overheat the polity and pitch Nigerians against one another.”
Metuh also pointed out that his party, PDP remained the biggest party with the widest acceptance among Nigerians across board and that he did not consider the APC as a threat at all.