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PDP congratulates new APC leader, Oyegun

By The Rainbow
PDP congratulates new APC leader, Oyegun
PDP congratulates new APC leader, Oyegun

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, in a display of inter-party tolerance that is uncommon in our clime, congratulated the new National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, and other newly elected officers of the party.

Oyegun, National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and other new officers of APC were elected at the party's National Convention in Abuja on Saturday.

The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in Abuja, charged the opposition APC to among other things, avoid all form of bitterness, desperation and divisive tendencies.

The ruling party enjoined Oyegun to “ensure an issue-based opposition that will purposefully and constructively engage and challenge the PDP with decency and maturity as prescribed by democratic tenets and principles.”

It also counseled the new APC leadership to “put the unity and welfare of Nigerians ahead of other considerations and jettison all divisive tendencies including unguarded statements that overheat the polity and pitch Nigerians against one another.”

Metuh in the statement however pointed out that his party, PDP's remained the biggest party with the widest acceptance among Nigerians across board and does not consider the APC as a threat at all.