Nigeria’s largest opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has declared that it is not threatened by the latest entry of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) into the political arena following its registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last Friday.
Making this known yesterday, the Interim National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while hailing the registration of PDM, said the new party would queue behind APC, adding that “we are sufficiently so big that we can’t be threatened by any political party in Nigeria”.
He said, “I think we welcome them into the fold. But we are not one bit threatened. You see we went into the merger with a mission and a purpose- which is to rescue Nigeria from the brink of collapse. That has not changed at all. Today, we are sufficiently so big that we can’t be threatened by any political party in Nigeria.
“And why should we be threatened in any effect? Any political party that comes in now will queue up behind us. We should not be worried. Don’t forget that in politics, what decides electoral victory of political party will be those behind it, the strength of the party, the track records of its promoters and what they are going to offer Nigeria. And that is all. I think we are not lacking in any of these compartments. We welcome them to the fold; the more the merrier,” he added.
On the ongoing activities of the APC, Mohammed said “we have embarked on mass mobilization. We are preparing for registration. We have set up a task force to handle the Anambra election in November. There will be a meeting of the party on the 21st of this month (Wednesday)”.