APC is an Islamic party, PDP insists

By The Rainbow

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Wednesday that it was standing by its statement that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is promoting religious divisions.

The PDP challenged it the opposition APC that has benefitted generously from crisis on the ruling party to be bold enough to publish the list of its 35 interim officials and state their offices.

A statement by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Wednesday, said, "It is shocking that the APC would attempt to hoodwink Nigerians even in the face of incontrovertible facts exposing its religious inclinations and plots to divide the nation along religious lines.'

The PDP said contrary to the denials posted by the APC in a statement on Wednesday, 'the revelations by an Islamic cleric, Ambassador Yusuf Garba and the Religious Equity Promotion Council (REPC) that APC seeks to impose an agenda like the Egypt Muslim Brotherhood remains a fact that cannot be brushed aside.'

And contrary to claims by the APC that the PDP was playing a religious card to overheat the polity, the ruling party said it decided to 'buttress an alert to Nigerians on the evil machination of the APC with every sense of duty to ensure that Nigeria remains united as one and not fall to the evil plot of the APC.'

PDP reiterated that it 'remains committed to the interest of all Nigerians irrespective of religious, tribal, ethnic or regional affiliations' adding that it will continue to expose and resist anything that seeks to cause divisions among the people and balkanise the country.

The party therefore called on Nigerians not to succumb to the antics of the APC which, according it said, is now bitter that its plans have been exposed, but to be alert and ensure that the enemies of the nation are not allowed to have their way.