The All Progressives Congress (APC) has laughed off Atiku Abubakar's call for a party merger from opposition parties in the country in a bid to defeat the APC in the next presidential election.
The former vice-president and flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election made this suggestion when he hosted the national executive committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Council Nigeria (IPAC), led by its National President, Mr Yabagi Sani.
Atiku's Media Aide, Mr Paul Ibe made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Felix Morka, APC Spokesman on Wednesday in reaction said Atiku's statement is "pitiful", terming it a try to "revive his comatose PDP."
“It is pitiful that a statesman of Atiku’s standing would so easily conflate the wide acceptance of our great party among Nigerians with his irrational fear of one-party dictatorship,” read the statement.
It added: “Remarkably, Atiku and his PDP have not only consistently failed at the polls, they have proved incapable of offering a credible alternative political vision as expected of an opposition party.
“We urge Atiku to concentrate on repairing his damaged political psyche and attempt to revive his comatose PDP and leave APC out of their combined predicament. However, we welcome the former Vice President’s charge to opposition political parties to rally together to engage in opposition politics.”