The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is merely suffering from its sins and should be ignored.
The ruling party was reacting to what it described as baseless and laughable allegations from the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP that the APC was using Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff to destabilize the former ruling party.
Earlier in the day, that faction said in a statement by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, that the APC was using the former Borno State governor to make sure the PDP doesn’t have a candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.
The claim followed the takeover of the National Secretariat in Abuja on Monday by Sheriff following a court order.
In a statement signed by its National Secretary, Mallam Mai Mala Buni, the APC said the PDP should be ignored, asserting that the party’s problems are traceable to sins it committed during its years as the leading party.
“For the umpteenth time, the APC wishes to state that instead of joining issues with the baseless and laughable allegations, the APC would rather join issues that will bring about all-inclusive development in the country.
Malam Buni said it should be put on record that the PDP forced on itself whatever crisis it is troubled with today due to its politics of imposition and other undemocratic practices that the APC abhors.
He called on the PDP to put its house in order rather than playing to the gallery and blaming others for their sins, which have come to hunt them.
“Also, it is evident that the PDP has chosen to employ diversionary tactics because of its inability to produce credible candidates for the forthcoming elections in Edo and Ondo States,” the statement concluded.