The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accusing it of brazen lawlessness and impunity.
This is in reaction to the victory recorded by the party in today’s election of principal officers of the ninth National Assembly which produced Ahmed Lawan as Senate President, and Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker, House of Representatives respectively.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on Tuesday night said the victory by APC candidates is a triumph of democracy and party politics over the “brazen lawlessness of anti-democratic forces who are nestled in the opposition party”,
The ruling party which said that its attempt to enthrone political party discipline has now paid off congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari; the National Chairman of the Party, Adams Oshiomhole; thr governors; the National Executive Committee (NEC); the National Working Committee (NWC) other party leaders; members and supporters on the success recorded in today’s election.
The party spokesperson further stated that the outcome of these elections have clearly validated APC’s efforts to institutionalize party discipline and loyalty and described the victory as a “triumph of internal democracy, anchored on consensus building to which it lay claim, “over anti-democratic methods that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had foisted on our democracy over 16 years”.
“We are deeply humbled by the honour bestowed on our great Party. While members of our great Party are entitled to savour this victory, we call on all to avoid pettiness and to continue to stretch hands of fellowship to progressive forces in other political parties and groups to consolidate our democracy,” he added.
He also urged the members to take advantage of the party’s numerical strength in the National Assembly to recommit to cooperation between the executive and legislative arms of government.