PDP Convention Corruption is in party's DNA - APC

Some of the contenders in the PDP Chairmanship race, including Dokpesi, had described the electoral process that produced Uche Secondus as Chairman, as fraudulent.

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Dokpesi faults electoral process at PDP national convention play

one of the contenders of the PDP national chairmanship race, Chief Raymond Dokpesi is seen greeting media personnel at the Eagles Square, Abuja, on Saturday, December 9, 2017

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a "deeply" corrupted organization.

The ruling party stated this in reaction to the just concluded PDP convention.

A statement issued on Sunday, December 10, 2017, by the APC spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi, said "the biggest political party in Africa has now been reduced to a regional party".

"In reacting to revelations of how money-for-votes and systematic rigging was brazenly perpetuated during the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) is mindful of the popular axiom: ‘A leopard cannot change its spot’," the statement said.

Some of the contenders in the PDP Chairmanship race, including Chief Raymond Dokpesi, had described the electoral process that produced Uche Secondus as Chairman, as fraudulent.

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In its taunting statement, the APC further said, "The abnormalities that trailed the PDP national convention have further exposed the PDP as a party is not ready and willing to change.

"Indeed, the PDP has once again displayed itself to the generality of Nigerians that it is a Party with corruption deeply rooted in its DNA.

"By frustrating south-west chairmanship candidates, it is unfortunate that the PDP has decided to punish the South West for not voting for the Party in 2015.

"We urge members of the PDP that can pass the integrity test to join the APC so that we can together bring about the much-needed change the country deserves."

At the PDP convention which held on Saturday, December 9, at the Eagle Square in Abuja, former president Goodluck Jonathan and ex-vice-president Atiku Abubakar had rubbished the President Muhammadu Buhari government, saying the APC is a total failure.