In a statement issued by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Tony Okeke in Abuja, the party described the birth of the APC as healthy development for the nation’s democracy.
The statement, however, was quick to add that the registration of the APC does not pose any threat to the PDP as it still remains the party to beat with wide acceptance across the country.
According to PDP, Nigerians are not deceived by the change of flag by the opposition, saying such “does not remove their dictatorial tendencies and penchant for deceit and propaganda for which Nigerians have rejected them irrespective of party name”
It said: “Nigerians now expect the leaders of the opposition party to eschew all forms of bitterness and desperation and desist from politics of propaganda which characterized their former parties.
“The PDP urges the APC leaders to focus on issues and engage in more robust debates on the economy and other issues of governance in the general interest of the country.
“The leadership of the PDP congratulates the leadership of the APC on the successful registration of their new party. This is very healthy for our democracy.
“We hope that from now the opposition will eschew all forms of bitterness and desperation and desist from politics of propaganda which characterized their former parties.
“We hope to see a vibrant opposition that will constructively engage the PDP on issues of governance in a way that Nigerians will be the utmost beneficiaries, instead of overheating the polity by promoting violence and hatred among the people.”