PDP: Why Nigerians Can’t Entrust Leadership to Opposition Parties

04 Jan 2013

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday said Nigerians could not entrust leadership position of the nation  to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) or any other political party because of the  politics of bitterness, insult and frustration, which they propagate.

Reacting to ACN’s statement on the alleged campaign of calumny against President Goodluck Jonathan, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, said: “This is why Nigerians cannot trust the ACN or any other party that associates with it with the leadership of Nigeria.

“How can a political party aspiring to the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria be so consumed with the preaching and sowing the seeds of bitterness and hatred in the minds of the people they want to lead?

“Nigerians are no fools, they are watching with keen interest the seeds of bitterness and hate that the ACN and other political parties are sowing among the populace. No right thinking Nigerian will cast his or her vote for such a party that propagates schism and bitterness among us. What we need at this moment of nationhood is unity and brotherliness and not the politics of hatred and bitterness,” Metuh said.

He claimed that the PDP is the only national party, representing the dreams and aspirations of all Nigerians, advising that they should be wary of political parties that thrive on the gospel of envy, frustration and bitterness, as they have nothing to show or deliver as dividends of democracy to the electorate.

The PDP spokesman said the party resolved in 2013 not to engage the ACN or any other opposition party in the politics of propaganda and envy, but to concentrate on how to ensure that the dividends of democracy are delivered to the electorate.

“If PDP continues to concentrate in replying the ACN or any other opposition party in their gospels of blackmail, abuse and hatred, it will distract us as a party in delivering our goals of ensuring democracy dividends to electorate, as well as improving the standard of living of the people, which is one of the purposes of PDP as a political party,” he said.

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