The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says lawmakers who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not return to the party.
Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said this while reacting to the claim of Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters, that the defecting lawmakers would work for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Enang said those who left the ruling party did so over disagreement with governors and party leaders, not Buhari.
But Ologbondiyan advised the APC to stop hallucinating that the lawmakers will retrace their step to the party.
He said those who deserted the “sinking ship of APC”, did so in protest against the “incompetence” which has led to the unending killings, bloodletting and biting economic hardship across the nation in the last three years.
“The APC-led federal government has woefully failed to deliver on any of its promises and has nothing to showcase except a recourse to underhand tactics and intimidation of opponents and perceived enemies,” he said.
“Those who left the APC are therefore, no longer prepared to continue living a lie that everything is okay with our nation , whereas under the leadership of President Buhari, the drift towards anarchy, as well as the indices of a failing state, are very manifest.
“The PDP therefore, finds it ludicrous that the presidency can sit back and claim that compatriots, who have seen ahead that President Buhari is taking our nation to nowhere, will turn around and contemplate casting their votes for him in 2019.
“We, therefore, urge the Buhari presidency to stop its fantasy game and be ready to confront the crushing defeat that awaits him and his party in the 2019 general election.”