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PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by nairavsdollars(f): 7:07am On Jun 10
Temiidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos


* Says Ruling Party Has Perfected Plans To Rig 2023 Polls

The major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was blackmailing eminent Nigerians into joining its party in order to give the impression that it is popular and the party to beat in the 2023 general elections.

Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Sec­retary, exclusively told Daily Independent that having failed to fulfill its electoral promises to Nigerians, the ruling party, jittery of losing the 2023 pres­idential election, has resorted to poaching governors and other eminent Nigerians in PDP through blackmail.

Despite the discontent against the ruling party, there has been influx of serving and former political office holders from the PDP into the party, the latest being Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State.

Other PDP bigwigs who have decamped from the PDP to APC in recent times are Gov­ernor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State; Gbenga Daniel, former Ogun State governor; Yakubu Dogara, former Speaker of the House of Representatives; Senator Elisha Abbo; Senator Hamma Misau and business­man, Jimoh Ibrahim.

There are also indications that Governor Bello Matawal­le of Zamfara State has also perfected move to dump the PDP for the APC on June 12.

Daily Independent had ear­lier reported how a Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the party, who does not want his name in print, had said having done their investigation on the reasons for the defections, they realised that three major fac­tors were responsible for the action of the defectors.

The first, according to him, is current political office hold­ers who are afraid of being victimised by EFCC after leav­ing office, the second set were former political office holders who want their cases with the anti-graft agency dropped and the third were those who still want to remain politically rel­evant after the 2023 elections.

He said many of the defec­tors always blame internal cri­sis in the PDP for their actions but it has been discovered that while it is true that the PDP is not what it should be, it wasn’t really the cause for their jump­ing ship.

“The situation is worri­some and we have been doing our investigation on what could be responsible for some of our people to be leaving for APC, especially at a time there is a growing discontent by Ni­gerians and their wish that PDP should return.

“What we find out is that some cabals in APC are going about recruiting our men. The APC cabal going round to recruit PDP governors and senators are Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe and they had Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-Gener­al and Minister of Justice as their resort".

“They always make our members believe that the APC will still work its way to power in 2023 and it is bet­ter you join them now so you won’t be rigged out. However, if you stay out and remain in PDP, the results will be written against you.

“Also, for those who have ongoing corruption cases and those in office who have been indicted one way or the other, they use Malami to promise protection from EFCC. That is what they promised to Cross Rivers State governor, Ben Ayade".

“That did not come to us as a surprise, because Adams Oshiomhole, their former na­tional chairman publicly said their sins will be forgiven the moment they joined APC”, he said.

Corroborating his claim, Ologbondiyan said, “The 2023 elections is coming and APC has no material to cam­paign with. They have failed in every ramifications of governance and they know Nigerians can’t wait to kick them out of power.

“So, what they have left is to play the mind game and also blackmail some eminent Nigerians into joining their party. So, at the end of the day, they will say ‘don’t mind the people that are saying we are not popular. If we are not popu­lar, why are the PDP governors joining us?’

“That is the game APC is playing now, game of black­mail and deceit. But it does not translate because the for­mer governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, was a sitting governor in APC when he was defeated by the PDP”.

Ologbondiyan, who said APC is already perfecting its rigging plans ahead of 2023, however, said Nigerians who are already fed up with the maladministration of the rul­ing party will heavily resist them at the polls.

“As it stands, there is nothing APC can showcase as achievements in 2023. So, they are already perfecting their process of rigging the election. But we are confident that millions of Nigerians who have suffered a lot through their misgovernance and are yearning for the return of the PDP will resist them in the 2023 elections”.

Also speaking, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport and PDP chieftain, said those leaving the party for the APC are doing so because of their vested interests.

He said, “The governors defecting from PDP to APC are not clear-headed and they don’t love the masses. Apart from that, they believe that the APC is going to rule forev­er, that is why they decided to join. I am so sorry for them be­cause they are making a great mistake.

“In any case, the party must not give our ticket to anyone who is not seriously committed to the cause of the Nigerian people. So, those who are leaving PDP are doing so because of their vested inter­ests”.
https://independent.ng/apc-blackmailing-eminent-nigerians-into-joining-party-pdp/

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Commentor: 7:08am On Jun 10
grin

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by MAGG0T(m): 7:09am On Jun 10
shocked

you don't tell a blind man war has started.

Foolish Umahi and muppet Ayade by the time the realized their mistake, it might be too late to make amends

Once you join APC knowing fully well how worthless the party is you are already an Outcast

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by donbachi(m): 7:10am On Jun 10
Which shows,all our eminent nigerians are all corrupt....wat a shame.

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by peacekante: 7:10am On Jun 10
grin
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by tamdun: 7:12am On Jun 10
Pdp won't come close in 2023 elections, they did a terrible job, they have every tools to paint apc black but they bleep up

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by joyairemiya: 7:12am On Jun 10
No matter the blackmail, i know Fayose and Bode George and Peter Obi will never join them

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by seunmsg(m): 7:24am On Jun 10
PDP is now a party of clowns and loser grin grin grin


They can’t even keep their members within their fold. They failed as a ruling party and are failing as an opposition party. Shameless bunch.

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Tinubuadvocate: 7:36am On Jun 10
PDP has already know the 2023 general election results.

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by DiagnoPolitics: 7:45am On Jun 10
Al-quaeda People's Cult (APC)

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by michlins(m): 7:52am On Jun 10
APC is blaming PDP for their inability to perform

PDP is blaming APC for the mass exodus in their house

Nigerians are left to figure out how to get by in their own way with the periodic stumbling block from the government to scuttle the efforts by the citizens

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Asgard73: 8:03am On Jun 10
Pls allow Apc to celebrate their last days in Nigeria

They are history already..

Unless you want to be victim of herdsmen uGM bandits idp camps .. terror Dss... you can still vote Apc


As it stands ..

Nigerians have moved..

Na our body dem Dey see... our spirit don already enter 2023 ...

Who Like suffer.. anybody wan die? Abi any human still Dey proud carry Apc anything for today Nigeria


Apc is in the dustbin of history

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by royalamour(m): 8:03am On Jun 10
grin
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Mokason288(m): 8:05am On Jun 10
It pains me to say this

I’m saying this with tears in my eyes because I know APC IS EVIL

BUHARI IS GOING FOR THIRD TERM
MARK MY WORDS
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Elock1: 8:47am On Jun 10
sad
PDP and APC

different mothers the same father
God go punish all of una

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by babyfaceafrica: 8:47am On Jun 10
Lolz.... Says another yeye party.. APC = PDP
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Starships4u(m): 8:48am On Jun 10
Uhna headache

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by jaxxy(m): 8:49am On Jun 10
Apc know that can't win nada they have to build up bt by blackmail? That shud be exposed and escalated. It is not beyond the desprate party.

2ndly it is foolishness for pdp to be so relaxed and think Apc who knows they have obvious issues will sit back and relax without finding ways to build up their party even if it means poaching from pdp so as to strengthen themselves while weakening the opposition.

Pdp is yet to learn the game of opposition and Apc political game. Offcousrse Apc knows they can't win like this so they are preparing and plotting. Pdp is sleeping and hoping.

It is just sad that PDP is under the illusion that Nigerians will vote for them because Apc has failed forgetting there are many other things that can play out. The aim of Apc is to make sure PDP is weaker than Apc since both parties are weak and useless to Nigerians.

Pdp should go and study and learn the 2015 elections quickly or else... Apc will not play fair unless u force them to play fair.
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by nairavsdollars(f): 8:49am On Jun 10
Know that they will lose and this evil party continue in office

Tinubuadvocate:
PDP has already know the 2023 general election results.
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Eriokanmi: 8:50am On Jun 10
You too blackmail apc into joining pdp. Why cry all the time

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by wwwihy: 8:50am On Jun 10
Secondus Party

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by altteemy: 8:52am On Jun 10
All the more reason to ensure people without corruption baggage are the ONLY ones pdp should present next time.

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by MadamExcellency: 8:52am On Jun 10
It will be counterproductive because the will work against the party's interest from inside. The Northerners did it against Jonathan.
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by IPIGSRMUMUS: 8:55am On Jun 10
Mumu party of idiotic fools.
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Doubleprof1(m): 8:55am On Jun 10
Let's be frank, APC has been grossely abysmal especially in terms of security. But PDP has no card to play either. You cannot be blackmailed with a clean record. Nigerian deserve better.
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Augla1: 8:57am On Jun 10
Buhari's administration can do anything
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Yves4real(f): 9:01am On Jun 10
The major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was blackmailing eminent Nigerians into joining its party in order to give the impression that it is popular and the party to beat in the 2023 general elections.~~~~~~~~~~~~

Only those that have something to hide would be blackmailed. If your hands are clean, you will not succumb to any form of blackmail.
If Nigerians are going to choose leaders from PDP and APC in 2023, then, the country will sink further.

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Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by Xscape047: 9:04am On Jun 10
Damn
Re: PDP: APC Blackmailing Eminent Nigerians Into Joining Party by noskcid(m): 9:11am On Jun 10
If you need Instagram with legit followers then quote me for further correspondence

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