Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the largest opposition party on the latter’s registration by the electoral commission. The APC was registered on Wednesday.
The opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, was registered on Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and already has 11 state governors as members.
The merging parties that formed the APC, thus, cease to exist. In a statement on Wednesday by its acting spokesman, Tony Okeke, PDP described the registration as “healthy development for the nation’s democracy.”
The ruling party, however, said that “the registration of the new party poses no threat to the PDP.”
It noted that Nigerians are not deceived by the change of flag by the opposition, saying such “does not remove their dictatorial tendencies and penchant for deceit and propaganda for which Nigerians have rejected them irrespective of party name”.