According to Festus Keyamo, that President Buhari suppressed internal democracy in the All Progressives Congress was a figment of the Peoples Democratic Party’s imagination. He added that unlike the PDP which printed only one presidential nomination form which was obtained by then President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, the APC, ahead of the 2019 election, had printed many forms, adding that other APC presidential aspirants merely conceded to Buhari’s popularity and chose not to obtain forms.
“As of today, the PDP only exists on Twitter and Whatsapp. The APC is not doomed; rather, it is the PDP that is winding up.
“The solution to a problem cannot be to go back to the people who caused the problem.”
The tweet was a response to Peoples Democratic Party’s claim that the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as the sole presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, indicated that the ruling party is “irredeemably doomed for a crushing defeat” in the 2019 presidential election.
The party pointed out that Buhari’s fear to contest an elective presidential primary, for which he and a few APC leaders allegedly scared away other presidential aspirants with threats and high nomination form fee, had ruined APC’s chance of fielding a good candidate.
The spokesman for the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, added that the APC and Buhari had killed democracy in the ruling party.
He alleged that the President and the leaders of the APC devised means of scaring away others from the race, because of the unpopularity of Buhari. The PDP spokesman wondered how Buhari could stand a chance in the general elections involving millions of Nigerians, who were suffering untold hardship because of his alleged misrule.