The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a big-for-nothing dysfunctional family that practises political cannibalism, hence its spiralling descent into ignominy.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said, therefore, that anyone calling the PDP a ”big family, united in freedom” may be suffering from hallucination.
It also said that in spite of its continuous dismissal of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a group of strange bedfellows (a well-worn cliche that has now lost its meaning), the PDP can only underrate the merger at its own peril.
“A happy family needs no advertisement, because people know a happy family when they see one. A happy family needs not draw attention to itself because happiness cannot be hidden. What the PDP is mistaking for happiness if a form of manic disorder.
“As this vanishing family continues to sink, it has now degenerated to consuming its own members for survival. Nothing showed this more than the recent election of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). Ever seen a party that is at war because its member won an election? Ever seen a family in which the father is seeking to devour his own son for achieving success?
“Our sincere wish is that this sinking behemoth will somehow survive till 2015 so it can receive the drubbing of its life,” ACN said.
The party said the truth of the matter is that the PDP is pathologically afraid of the APC, even in its yet-to-be registered form, hence the continuous campaign of calumny and crude attacks on its leaders.
It however wondered why the PDP is spending the time and energy that should have been focused on mending its tattered umbrella to worry about whether or not the merger will succeed or whether it will soon be in disarray.
“There is some truth in the saying that anytime one sees a ‘no thoroughfare’ sign, there is definitely a way there. The PDP knows for sure that the coming into being of the APC signals its death knell. That is why it has been flailing aimlessly. But the die is cast. Nigeria needs to be rescued from these cannibals. No amount of blackmail, abuse, attacks or whatever will deter the patriots who have come together for just one purpose: To rescue Nigeria.
“For those who will continue to denigrate this merger or attack the patriots behind the merger, even when there is no reason for it (after all democracy thrives on plurality of opinion), we say, bring it on!” ACN said.