Following the decision by the APC to boycott the national dialogue, the Peoples Democratic Party has said that the All Progressive Congress is free to boycott the national dialogue announced by President Goodluck Jonathan on October 1, saying the party may have concluded it has nothing to offer the nation during the discourse.
The Interim National Publicity Secretary of APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC, after the party’s National Executive Committee meeting, which was held in Abuja on Tuesday, said of the dialogue: “In any event, we see this thing as nothing but a diversion and what are we talking about a national conference for when even the President himself has said that the outcome of that conference would be subjected to the approval of the National Assembly?
But the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that the, “The national conference is not going to be about political parties. It is about Nigerians and attendance won’t be by political parties.
“The APC is free to boycott if it has nothing to offer. In fact, its leadership might have concluded that it had nothing to offer. So, there is nothing we can do about that.
“This is a party that has a penchant for sowing discord and ethnicity among Nigerians. It is a retrogressive party.”