Abuja: The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has described Wednesday’s judgment of the Supreme Court which validated Ahmed Makarfi’s chairmanship of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as not a threat to the existence of the ruling party.
National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, stated this in an interview in Abuja, adding that it does not matter who heads the PDP, saying the APC is actually comfortable with having a virile opposition.
He said; “Whichever way you want to look at it, the ruling has no direct consequence on APC whichever faction the pendulum swings to”.
Mr. Abdullahi added that it would be wrong for anyone to insinuate that the unity of the PDP was a threat to the APC, especially as it had nothing to do with the case.
Also, reacting to the judgment, the newly appointed North-East National Vice Chairman of the APC, Mustapha Salihu, said the party was not threatened by who became PDP Chairman. He said the PDP failed when it was in power and had the opportunity in government, stressing that the APC was looking at institution not individuals.
“Makarfi or Ali-Modu Sheriff is no threat to us; we are looking at the institution and not the person.’’ According to him, PDP is a party that institutionalised corruption and failed to handle the security of the nation.