The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to stop blaming the PDP for the socio-economic problems confronting the nation.
During the week, the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari at separate fora, blamed the current economic woes of the country on the 16-year misrule of the PDP.
But while inaugurating the special convention committees of the PDP in Abuja yesterday, National Chairman of PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, urged President Buhari and the APC to stop the blame game and face the challenges of governance.
“I advise leaders of the APC to stop blaming the PDP for their problems. We want to tell Nigerians that we can do better”, the PDP chair said.
Sheriff accused some unnamed APC governors of plotting to rig the PDP out of the Federal Capital Territory council elections holding this Saturday.
He, however, challenged the APC governors to make good their plot, vowing that the PDP was ready to match them governor for governor.
“If anybody believes they can rig the PDP out of the election, they are in for a shocker. If you bring your governors, we will bring our own. If you bring your former governors, we will bring our former governors.
“The APC should be guided; they should respect the wish of the people for one man, one vote. The PDP is not for violence, but we will defend our votes”, he maintained.
Mr. Sheriff also used the occasion to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to live up to its responsibilities.
“The election must be conclusive. There should be no inconclusive elections again”, Sheriff stated.
The four committees inaugurated yesterday at the national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja ahead of its May 21 national convention, included those of Convention, Finance, Reconciliation and Zoning.