The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday in Abuja had said that Nigerians still preferred it to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was stated by the party’s scribe Senator John Akpanudoedehe during a meeting with the party’s State Caretaker Chairmen.
Mr Akpankudohede described the claim by PDP new national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu that the APC would not survive 2022 as false.
“Let me send a message to PDP, if we are talking about replacing APC, it can never be the PDP because Nigerians are too intelligent,” Mr Akpanudoedehe stated. “Nigerians will still choose APC; talk is cheap, even when they sponsored crisis throughout Nigeria, we won most by-elections.”
The APC scribe added that the PDP was not an alternative to the APC in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
He said the achievements of the APC-led administrations at the state and federal levels were glaring, adding that the PDP had no chance of convincing Nigerians to contemplate voting for it.
Mr Akpanudoedehe said that the sponsoring of some youths by fifth columnists and opposition agents to infiltrate and disorganise the APC had failed.
He thanked the party’s state caretaker chairmen for being statesmen in their respective states and for standing up against youthful exuberance, noting that Nigerian youths were very brilliant and resourceful.
Earlier in his remarks, the Caretaker Chairman of the Delta State APC Chapter, Jones Erue, who spoke on behalf of others, said they came to express their absolute loyalty to the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led CECPC.
He pledged the support of the APC State Caretaker Committee Chairmen to the Buni-led CECPC, adding that they would not accept any attempt to destabilise and change the party’s leadership unconstitutionally.
“We don’t know the youths who claimed to have changed the leadership of the party, they are not part of us,” he said. Mr Erue said the APC state caretaker chairmen were determined to ensure that the APC won all future elections at the federal, states and local government areas.
He said the APC was greater than any individual, adding that its members should note that the party had mechanisms for checking agents of disorder.