The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday in Abuja said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot return to power in a free and fair election in 2023.
Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said this during a meeting with the party’s State Caretaker Chairmen.
This, he said, was especially so, because the electorate were intelligent and now knew that the PDP had nothing to offer Nigerians going by its antecedents.
The APC scribe added that the PDP was not an alternative to the APC in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
He said the achievements of the APC-led administrations at the state and federal levels were glaring, adding that the PDP had no chance of convincing Nigerians to contemplate voting for it.
Akpanudoedehe said that the sponsoring of some youths by fifth columnists and opposition agents to infiltrate and disorganise the APC had failed.
He thanked the party’s state caretaker chairmen for being statesmen in their respective states and for standing up against youthful exuberance, noting that Nigerian youths were very brilliant and resourceful.
Akpankudohede described the claim by PDP new national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu that the APC would not survive 2022 as false.
“I learnt that the new PDP chairman made a prophecy that we will scatter before April 2022.
“Let me send a message to PDP, if we are talking about replacing APC, it can never be the PDP because Nigerians are too intelligent.
“Nigerians will still choose APC; talk is cheap, even when they sponsored crises throughout Nigeria, we won most by-elections.
“We inherited the insurgency and we have dealt with it.
“As we speak, not one inch of Nigeria’s territory is being taken over by any group; when PDP were in government, they took over everywhere, but today, it is different,” he said.