The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said the All Progressives Congress will not survive after the 2023 general elections.
The former vice-president made the remark during the inauguration of the National Youth Campaign Council, led by the Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who was represented by former National Youth Leader, Mohammed Maibasira, on Thursday in Abuja.
Atiku, who described the APC as an “alliance” and not a party, said as far as he was concerned, the PDP is the only party in Nigeria.
“To be honest, PDP is the only political party in the country, APC is not a political party, it is an alliance between the CPC and Tinubu’s party, and we have seen how alliances in this country have disappeared overnight, I don’t think APC would survive after this election, we are going to vote them out come 2023.”
On the message of sustained democracy, Atiku said, “this democracy we have in Nigeria, some of us fought for it with all our lives. Many sacrificed their lives for the freedom of speech, movement and freedom of everything we enjoy today.
Atiku also noted that the PDP is the first party to inaugurate a youth council adding that the decision was a step to further enthrone, and sustain democracy in the country through the PDP.
He charged members of the youth campaign committee to work for the victory of the party at state and local government levels by mobilising the youths and giving them hope from the misgivings of the APC in the last seven years.
He added, “PDP is making history in the sense that we are the first political party in the country to inaugurate a youth council. But this is not a surprise because we are the oldest political party in the history of Nigeria.
According to the PDP presidential candidate, the party would give youths the opportunity to become anything they want to become in life, adding that his five program agenda would solve the problems of the country.
The inauguration witnessed the presence of the vice-presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa; the presidential campaign director, Governor Aminu Tambuwal; the National Chairman of the Party, Iliyasu Damagum, some former governors, some of the national working committee members, the national youth leader and his deputy, representatives of Bayelsa, and Edo states, among other party faithful.