Akin Akande, Abuja
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on Monday warned the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it would only underrate the merger of the opposition parties at its own peril.
Obviously reacting to the description of the planned merger of the ACN and Congress of Progressive Change (CPC) as a coming together of strange bedfellows that was doomed to fail, the ACN described the PDP as a vanishing and sinking family that has now degenerated to consuming its own members for survival.
National Publicity Secretary of ACN, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement issued also described the PDP as a big-for-nothing dysfunctional family that practices political cannibalism, hence it’s spiraling descent into ignominy.
ACN said that anyone calling the PDP a ”big family, united in freedom” might be suffering from hallucination.
It said that in spite of its continuous dismissal of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a group of strange bedfellows (a well-worn cliché that has now lost its meaning), the PDP can only underrate the merger at its own peril.
”A happy family needs no advertisement, because people know a happy family when they see one. A happy family needs not draw attention to itself because happiness cannot be hidden. What the PDP is mistaking for happiness if a form of manic disorder.
”As this vanishing family continues to sink, it has now degenerated to consuming its own members for survival. Nothing showed this more than the recent election of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). Ever seen a party that is at war because its member won an election? Ever seen a family in which the father is seeking to devour his own son for achieving success? ‘Our sincere wish is that this sinking behemoth will somehow survive till 2015 so it can receive the drubbing of its life,” ACN said.
The party said the truth of the matter is that the PDP is pathologically afraid of the APC, even in its yet-to-be registered form, hence the continuous campaign of calumny and crude attacks on its leaders.
“The PDP knows for sure that the coming into being of the APC signals its death knell. That is why it has been flailing aimlessly. But the die is cast. Nigeria needs to be rescued from these cannibals. No amount of blackmail, abuse, attacks or whatever will deter the patriots who have come together for just one purpose: To rescue Nigeria,” ACN said.