They also criticised the Federal Capital Territory Development Authority (FCDA) for permitting the party to use the site for the erection of the statue, saying the action defeats the unity purpose of the FCT.
Across many social media platforms, Nigerians described the party’s action as irrational and unconscionable.
They queried how the location would look like if all other political parties choose to erect the statue of their party symbols at the same site.
They also said the action could cause crisis among Nigerians “because it presents the city as if it belongs to a single political party”.
In his comment sent to PREMIUM TIMES, the spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Kassim Afegbua, said the action is a deliberate decision of the ruling party aimed at offending the sensibilities of Nigerians.
The statement reads: “This is the most unconscionable piece of idiocy by the APC-led Federal Government to betray the fundamental objective of citing the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja devoid of any shade of partisan colouration or affiliation.
“This must be a symbol of voodooism that is deliberately erected to offend the sensibilities of others and betray the very reason why the FCT logo is a symbol of unity. A party symbol, other than being a sign of voodooism, cannot be erected at such a location to deface the point of entry to a city that symbolises our unity.
“It is a huge joke taken too far, and the APC leadership should quickly direct the immediate removal of that poisoned chalice for the sake of our collective unity.
“That poisoned broom should be removed forthwith or we will direct FCT public gardens officials to remove it immediately.”Source: