PDP won’t insult, ridicule Buhari – Metuh



The Peoples Democratic Party has promised to provide a decent and credible opposition that will constructively proffer sound alternatives to the policies and programmes of the in-coming administration without recourse to insults, propaganda and deceit.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, who stated this on an FRCN political programme on Thursday evening in Abuja, said the PDP would never insult or denigrate the office and person of the Nigerian President.

He said because of the respect the party had for the office of the President, there was no way it would insult the n-coming President, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.).

Metuh stated this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, which was generated from the radio programme.

He said, “The PDP is a political party built on values, tradition and utmost respect for democratic tenets. Our manifesto and ideology center on national peace, stability and prosperity and we shall uphold these at all times. In this wise, the PDP as always, will continue to work in the general interest of the Nigerian people.

“We will not resort to insults, blackmail and lies with the aim to distract or ridicule the person or office of the President. However, we must state in very strong terms that we will not allow them(All Progressives Congress) to lead the nation astray. So, we will firmly oppose any anti-people policy and programmes as may be introduced by the APC.

“We will do this by presenting sound alternatives in such a manner that Nigerians will be the utmost beneficiaries especially on issues that will lead the nation in the path of national unity and development.”

On the conduct of the April 11, 2015 governorship and state assembly elections, Metuh lamented that the process was characterised by what he described as brazen irregularities against the PDP in most states.

He upbraided the Indepedent National Electoral Commission and security agencies for the “barefaced over-zealousness on the part of some of their personnel to please the winners of the Presidential elections.”

Metuh said concerns were already on the rise regarding the fate of the nation’s democracy under the APC.

He expressed the fears that the alleged “impunity that characterised the local government elections the states under the APC platform conducted in the South-West, might now be extended to other parts of the nation.”


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