PDP mocks opposition with Abuja council elections victory

The party said the FCT elections proved that opposition parties were chasing shadows.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the party’s sweeping victory in Saturday’s Federal Capital Territory, FCT area council elections as a testimony that it remains the pre-eminent party despite the much orchestrated merger by opposition parties.

PDP won in five out of the six area councils of the FCT, in a landslide victory the party said highlights where the loyalty of Nigerians lay despite the planned alliance by the opposition.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement Sunday said the failure of the opposition in the FCT, whose population is made up of Nigerians from all the geo-political zones in the country, is a demonstration of the fate that will befall them in 2015.

“The sweeping victory of the PDP in the last Saturday’s FCT area council elections has clearly shown that the Nigerians are solidly behind the ruling party and are not fooled by the deceits and lies of the opposition and their much orchestrated merger,” the party said.

“That we won in five out of the six area councils is a clear testimony that Nigerians have truly accepted the PDP and a demonstration of the fate that will befall the opposition in 2015.”

The party said those behind the opposition parties can see that they are “merely chasing shadows” as the FCT elections and others held recently have shown that Nigerians know that they have nothing to offer but desperately seek power for selfish reasons.

It recalled its victory in the Kano State House of Assembly bye-elections in February where it won over 80 percent of the votes in the two councils where the elections were held.

The ruling PDP has come under allegation it was behind attempts to frustrate the emergence of an opposition coalition which involves four parties.

Media investigations exposed a member of the party, Ugochinyere Ikenga, as the brain behind a new political group that is seeking to snatch an already established acronym, APC, from the planned alliance.

PDP has denied the allegations.

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