The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take up rice farming “because they are jobless”.
The ruling party said this in reaction to PDP’s call on the supreme court to review its verdict on the presidential election.
Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, had challenged the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari but he lost from the tribunal to the supreme court.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition party, also called on the apex court to review its decisions on Osun, Kano, Kaduna and Katsina states’ polls.
But in a statement, Lanre Issa-Onilu, his APC counterpart, said PDP’s request has turned it into a joke in the country’s political space.
Issa-Onilu said the opposition party has been exhibiting strange behaviours since it was rejected at the polls in 2015.
“The call by PDP asking the Supreme Court to review its rulings on the Presidential Election and governorship elections in Osun, Kano, Kaduna and Katsina States, has, once again, exposed the joke the opposition party has turned itself into in our nation’s political space,” he said.
“Never in the history of our democratic journey has a political party made mockery of what a responsible opposition politics entails. The PDP’s call has once again, reinforced our party’s belief that the PDP has become a clog in the wheels of our country’s political evolution.
“We believe it has been difficult for some leaders of the PDP to cope for so long outside of power. There is obviously a lot of idleness at the Wadata House Secretariat of PDP.
“At this period that our government is working hard to ensure food sufficiency in the country, we urge those jobless characters at the Wadata House to seriously consider taking up rice farming. This would make them useful for our country.”