The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed readiness to offer free technical assistance to the All Progressive Congress (APC) on how to organise itself in a democratic setting.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the party`s National Publicity Secretary on Monday in Abuja.He said that such assistance would include the conduct of transparent and credible congress following APC`s last weekend postponed ward congress.
“We know the history of this party and the pedigree of its leaders will hardly yield to democracy, but we are confident that our assistance is handy here”, he said.
Metuh recalled that the PDP had held successful congresses and national conventions where party members were allowed level play ground to pursue their ambitions irrespective of sectional, religious and ethnic affiliations.
He described as a huge embarrassment to democracy, APC ward congress at the weekend.It added that “it is an irony that a party that daily claims it is on a mission to rescue Nigeria could not conduct its own congress.
“The APC chairmen in Rivers, Plateau, Bauchi and the FCT announced the postponement of the exercise in their states.’’ the statement said.
According to him, the situation is so bad that the congress was cancelled in Adamawa and Katsina while in Kano and Sokoto, there was no voting.Metuh said it was so because both states chose their ward officials via a “strange consensus’’ option.
Metuh said it was unfortunate that APC that asked for the resignation of INEC board, over the conduct of Anambra governorship elections due to slight hitches experienced in the exercise, could not organise its congress.
He said that the APC had no business in a democracy adding that it should be honourable enough to commence the process of its own He said that the APC had no business in a democracy adding that it should be honourable enough to commence the process of its own disbandment, having experienced massive hitches in its congress [NAN]