Judgement Review: APC Asks ‘Jobless’ PDP Leaders To Engage In Rice Farming
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take up rice farming to get busy and productive.
The statement which was signed by the APC spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, claimed that there is a lot “idleness at the Wadata House Secretariat of PDP.”
APC said this in reaction to PDP’s call on the Supreme Court to review its verdict on the presidential election.
They described this request by the PDP asking the Supreme Court to review its rulings on the Presidential Election and governorship elections in Osun, Kano, Kaduna, and Katsina States as a joke.
“Never in the history of our democratic journey has a political party made a mockery of what a responsible opposition politics entails. The PDP’s call has once again, reinforced our party’s belief that the PDP has become a clog in the wheels of our country’s political evolution.
“For the All Progressives Congress (APC), PDP’s latest antics is no surprise. Nigerians would recall that we have consistently reiterated that the opposition party, having been overwhelmingly rejected at the polls in 2015 and 2019 has been exhibiting strange behaviours.
“We believe it has been difficult for some leaders of PDP to cope for so long outside of power. There is obviously a lot of idleness at the Wadata House Secretariat of PDP.
“At this period that our government is working hard to ensure food sufficiency in the country, we urge those jobless characters at the Wadata House to seriously consider taking up rice farming. This would make them useful for our country,” the statement read in part.
The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, had challenged the victory of APC candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari but he lost from the tribunal to the Supreme Court.
PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan at a press conference in Abuja on Monday said the PDP had no option than to seek a review, following the manner with which the APC has conducted itself after the ruling on the Bayelsa State Governorship election which ousted the APC candidate.
Ologbondiyan then called on the apex court to review its decisions on Osun, Kano, Kaduna and Katsina states’ polls.
“Consequently, the National Working Committee of the PDP, after comprehensive consultations, states that our party has no choice left, given the manner with which the APC has conducted itself than to ask for a review of the judgment of the Presidential election petition tribunal, where the issue of certificate forgery and or presentation of false information in aid of qualifications was clearly established against the APC and her presidential candidate,” Ologbondiyan stressed.