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APC National Convention: PDP Congratulates Oyegun, Lai Mohammed, Others


BEVERLY HILLS, CA, June 14, (THEWILL) - The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the new All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun; National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and other newly-elected officers for their emergence at their party's National Convention, charging them to ensure a vibrant opposition devoid of bitterness, desperation and divisive tendencies.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday also told the new leadership 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.'

Stating that Nigerians deserve a vibrant and patriotic opposition driven only by the national interest, the PDP charged 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.'

The PDP however asserted its pre-eminent position and widest acceptance among Nigerians across board despite the APC new leadership which it said posed no threat at all.

The ruling party said it remains the only party that have continued to be committed to the national interest, as well as providing level playing ground for all Nigerians to achieve their aspirations irrespective of religious, ethnic and gender considerations.