The Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday, slammed the All Progressives Congress over claim that the ruling party would win the 2023 general election with 43 million votes if the conduct was free and fair.
The National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, made the assertion while receiving the Ambassador of Poland to Nigeria, Joanna Tarnawska, in his office on Wednesday.
He said, “With the massive support the party enjoyed from over 43 million Nigerians, there was no way the party will lose the 2023 elections.”
Adamu’s statement Wednesday night evoked a scathing reaction from the PDP Spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, who queried where the APC hoped to garner the “imaginary” votes.
Ologunagba disclosed that unless the APC chairman was hallucinating, such statement should not be coming from a party that rode into power through lies and propaganda.
“Who are the 43 million Nigerians the APC is banking on? Are they the ones that are hungry, whose lives have been cut short or whose children have been kidnapped? Abdullahi Adamu is hallucinating. That’s how I can describe it.
“(The) APC is a party that came in as an SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle). They came into governance with lies, fraud and deceit. They have forgotten that Nigerians are wiser now. The truth is that every SPV is for a purpose but this one is liquidating. The lies of 2015 will not help them anymore.
“Are they talking about imaginary 43 million Nigerians who can’t travel by road or rail and whose children cannot go to school because of the ASUU strike?” he quipped.
The PDP image maker further accused the ruling party of polarising the country along ethnic and religious lines, adding that Nigerians are more divided than ever.
“Nigerians are wiser now. We knew that we made a mistake in going to them. All they brought us was chaos and they will face the waterloo in 2023.
“They even have a presidential candidate who announced openly on national television that he brought the pain that the APC government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari represents on Nigerians. In a saner environment, that presidential candidate should be apologising to Nigerians,” he stated.