PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh
By Chuks Okocha
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday lampooned the manifesto of the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying it is dull and unexciting, describing it as a very poor imitation of the manifesto of PDP.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, said it is also laughable that the opposition thinks that victory which only hard work begets will now cheaply be offered them by chance .
“The leaders and members of the APC are entertaining themselves . The opposition are in their dream world. They are in deep in slumber but will soon wake up to the stark reality that it takes more than noise making to defeat the PDP, the only truly national political party in Nigeria, with impregnable structures in every polling booth, every ward, Local Government and every state of the federation. They will wake up on the eve of 2015 and see us once again in power.
“Then, those who recited the parable of the bloody baboon and monkey and other fellows who pledged the impossible in desperation, may engage demagoguery to throw the state into chaos. Nigerians are however wiser!” the statement said.
PDP maintained that it had not only laid the foundation of a solid institutional framework for war on corruption but has over the years demonstrated its zero tolerance for the plague.
“Our government established the EFCC and the ICPC, equipped them with canine and molars to crush the backbone of corruption. As relative as their successes are, no record will ever deny their impact in the quest for a transparent polity. It suffices that the PDP has shown enough dispassion in fight against corruption and will continue to encourage all Nigerians, especially the opposition to do same,” the party said.
It further averred that the PDP was not afraid of the probe of the activities of its leaders since 1999 but asked the opposition to prove its self by taming the regime of corruption in the few states it controls as a demonstration of its fidelity to the anti corruption cause.
“The PDP is not afraid of probe. This is one of the major reasons our government established the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act so that every Nigerian can be a watchdog, well armed with facts. But right under the nose of the leaders of the opposition are taxpayers money, state property defiled and pillaged to satisfy the greed of one man - the self styled leader, the Pontifix Maximus. We urge the opposition to start the probe here as an earnest of its commitment,” the stated said.
It added that it was another opportunity to alert Nigerians to the antics of these politicians who have come once again to remind them of their religion and of their tribe, “ the factors that long kept our dear nation down; the very factors that the PDP relegated to insignificance in the last 14 years as a broad based, nationwide and issue based political party.”