The statement credited to former Head of State – General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) – that the newly registered All Progressives Congress (APC) will displace the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been described as ‘day-dreaming’.
Buhari, who contested the presidential elections under the banner of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) against the PDP’s candidates of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003; late Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2007 and President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 and lost on all three occasions, was quoted as telling a delegation of the Democratic Emancipation Movement, who paid him a courtesy visit in Kaduna yesterday that “The APC is focus-driven to push the PDP out of power by 2015.”
But the ruling party, which spoke through its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Tony Caeser Okeke countered the ex-Head of State saying, “There is no way the APC can win the election in 2015. He (Buhari) is day-dreaming”.
The APC is the product of a merger of three major opposition political parties namely: Congress for Progressive Change (CPC); All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Okeke added, “Nigerians have realised that the PDP is the only political party that has their interest at heart. The APC on the other hand is merely lusting for power and that its members don’t have the interest of Nigerians at heart.
“The APC is a party of despots, dictators who love to impose candidates on the people. Nigerians are tired of such people.”