PDP urges INEC to declare seats of APC Lawmakers vacant
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately declare the seats of all lawmakers elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the federal and state levels as vacant and commence the process of bye-election to fill the seats, as required by law.
The PDP made this call following the dissolution of all national, zonal and state structures of the APC during its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
In a press release by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said:
“The APC, being overburdened by the weight of failure, humongous corruption as well as the plagues of economic recession, violence, killings and hardship it has brought to our people, forcefully exited itself from the nation’s political firmament by dissolving all its national, zonal and state structures.
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“With this exit, December 8, 2020, has gone into the history of our nation as liberation day, especially given the spontaneous jubilation by Nigerians over this step towards political oblivion by a political party that has brought so much pain on them.”
The PDP added, “Now that the APC has become defunct, the PDP officially invites INEC to officially deregister the APC and recall its certificate of registration, given that it no longer has operational structures as required by law.”
It urged government agencies, civil society organizations, as well as the international community, to immediately gazette the APC as a defunct political organization in Nigeria.
The party warned APC to get ready to answer Nigerians for their misdeeds, and not to think they can get away with their atrocities by forming or joining another political party.