A sharp advice for the APC came from the ruling PDP, which urged the opposition politicians to drop their ‘rebel group’ mentality and begin to adhere to decent political attitude expected of opposition leaders.
PDP national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, said Nigerians expect the new leadership of the party to adopt a new behaviour as the party is “not a rebel group and as such must throw over-board all actions and tendencies that portray it in that light.”
In a signed statement, PDP said: “Nigerians of all walks of life have continued to express worry over the character of the APC as an opposition party. The APC must realise that, in a democracy, being an opposition party demands a great responsibility marked by constructive engagement and propagation of alternatives in the general interest.
“The APC must be advised to undertake a survey of how other opposition parties conduct themselves. Being an opposition party does not in any way confer a culture of irresponsibility; being an opposition party does not in anyway confer a license for promotion of violence, and being an opposition party does not confer use of blackmail and falsehood as means of achieving political control.”
It accused the APC of behaving as if it has no stake in the Nigerian project.
“Nigerians want an opposition that will purposefully engage on issues with integrity and honesty and not with falsehood and deceit,” the PDP added.