In response to recent claims by the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Umar Damagum, accusing an alleged cabal of attempting to undermine democracy, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has hit back. The APC’s publicity secretary, Felix Morka, issued a statement dismissing the PDP’s concerns as “hallucinations” and suggested that the PDP is attempting to tarnish the APC with its own “unrealized plan” and “anti-democratic zealotry.”
Morka asserted that the PDP’s grievances stem from its failure in the February presidential polls and urged the opposition party to refrain from blaming others for its loss. He highlighted the PDP’s continuous criticism of the courts and judges, describing it as “repugnant, devious, and a clear and present threat to our democratic way of life.” The APC accused the PDP of consistently attacking judges, accusing them of bias or corruption and even calling for the disbandment of judicial panels.
The ruling party suggested that instead of focusing on forming coalitions with other opposition parties, the PDP should engage in critical introspection and consider reinventing itself. Morka concluded by advising the PDP to either address its internal challenges or “save our partisan democracy the embarrassment by winding down altogether.”