By Akin Akande, Abuja
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a cesspool of corruption.
It also emphasised that the merger of the opposition parties would be the death knell of the ruling party.
The ACN also said that with the huge success of its National Convention in Lagos last Thursday, the party has crossed the last hurdle in its quest to merge with other leading opposition parties in the country.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said it achieved its target at the convention, which was to pass a resolution approving the merger with the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
“Thanks to that convention, our party, the ACN, has irrevocably committed to consummating the merger with other key opposition parties to provide an alternative platform for Nigerians, who are tired of the perpetual misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“The conventions of the CPC and the ANPP slated for next month will clear the last hurdle along the merger path, and signal the dawn of a new day for long-suffering Nigerians, who are eagerly awaiting the merger.
“It will also sound the death knell for the evil forces that have held our country by the jugular in the past 13 years of its return to democratic rule,” it said.
ACN described the PDP and the government it controls at the centre as a cesspool of corruption.
”What Nigerians have always believed has been confirmed from other lands. According to media reports today (Sunday April 21st), a new report submitted to the US Congress by Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed mass corruption at all levels of the Nigerian government.
“Coming at a time that the PDP and federal government have been engaging in chest-beating over the fight
against corruption, this is a body blow to this un-serious and directionless party and the government it controls at the centre.
”They hinge their claim of fighting corruption on the establishment of the EFCC and the ICPC. What they have not told Nigerians is that these two bodies have been stifled by the same PDP and the federal government, to such an extent that no other party or government in the history of our nation has been more immersed in corruption,” the party said.