PDP Will Not Apologise To Buhari, APC Over Terrorism Support Accusation

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not going to retract its earlier statement that the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) aided insurgency in Nigeria.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh said this on Tuesday in Abuja.

Metuh also said that in its pursuit of power shift the opposition party was heating up the polity by distracting President Goodluck Jonathan from his transformation agenda.

Immediately after a bomb exploded at the Nyanya bus park killing more than 75 people on April 14, Metuh issued a statement in which the ruling party alleged that the attack was politically motivated and could be traced to the words of some of the APC politicians who wanted to make Nigeria ungovernable Continue reading “PDP Will Not Apologise To Buhari, APC Over Terrorism Support Accusation”

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PDP Will Not Apologise To Buhari, APC Over Terrorism Support Accusation

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not going to retract its earlier statement that the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) aided insurgency in Nigeria.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh said this on Tuesday in Abuja.

Metuh also said that in its pursuit of power shift the opposition party was heating up the polity by distracting President Goodluck Jonathan from his transformation agenda.

Immediately after a bomb exploded at the Nyanya bus park killing more than 75 people on April 14, Metuh issued a statement in which the ruling party alleged that the attack was politically motivated and could be traced to the words of some of the APC politicians who wanted to make Nigeria ungovernable Continue reading “PDP Will Not Apologise To Buhari, APC Over Terrorism Support Accusation”

Fashola Not Making Much Difference In Lagos – Metuh

 

The national publicitysecretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has dismissed the achievements of Lagos State governor as mere media hype and nothing compared to the achievements of some PDP governors.

Metuh, who made this position known in an interview in Lagos weekend, said despite the high internally generated revenue in Lagos State, the impact cannot be seen as nothing much has changed in the commercial city in the last 10 years.

He said of PDP governors, “It is a fact that as governors of PDP they have done very well in their states. The party is proud of their performance in their states and their people are happy with them.” Continue reading “Fashola Not Making Much Difference In Lagos – Metuh”

ACN floors PDP in released results in the local government election

 

Results so far released by the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) from last Saturday’s local government elections show the ruling party in the state, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), have the upper hand over its main contender, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

From results released at the collation centres, yesterday, ACN won in the 11 councils of Egor, Igueben, Esan South-East, Etsako East, Akoko Edo, Esako Central, Etsako West, Orhionmwon, Uhumnwonde, Ovia North-East and Ovia South- West.

Results in Ovia North- East show that ACN won in 11 out of the 13 wards in the council. There were no elections in Oduna ward, the Ijaw area and Okokuo, where a leader of PDP, Mr. Levis Aigbogun, hails from.

In Etsako Central, where the Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Mike Oghiadohme and the state chairman of PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, hail from, out of the 10 wards, ACN won in eight  PDP won one, and one ward was canceled due to violence. Orbih won his ward while Oghiadohme lost his to ACN.

Elections in Esan North East, Esan West, Ikpoba- Okhai and Oredo, were postponed till Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25, due to shortage of electoral materials and violence

 

if we win, we won’t dissapoint Nigerian – Buhari

if we win, we won’t dissapoint Nigerian – Buhari

Gen. Muhammad Buhari has promised Nigerians that if given the chance to rule in 2015, the opposition would not disappoint them.

He added that the emerging All Progressives Congress  (APC) comprising the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), CPC, and the All Progressives Grand Allaince (APGA) would uphold the trust in transforming the country positively.

Buhari, who is also the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the CPC, made this statement yesterday in Kaduna while addressing a meeting of the CPC contact and mobilisation committee for the north-west.

He added that under the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), the entire system in this country had collapsed and urgent action was needed to put this country back on track and return it to its former glory.

He said, “The reason why we are here is to educate the people on the new party formation whose talks are ongoing; this movement for unity is a must for any CPC member.

PDP behind suicide bombings in Nigeria – Ribadu

Former presidential flag bearer of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be held responsible for incessant suicide bombings in the country.

Ribadu also blamed the ruling party for the high rate of insecurity and corruption currently rocking the nation.

According to him: “The PDP has ruled Nigeriasince 1999 and the only things it brought to us are insecurity, suicide bombings and corruption at the highest level.”

Speaking further, he said “PDP has failed Nigeria. It is time to give the opposition a new chance. I call on other opposition parties to join the new train of progressives.” Ribadu who spoke to Daily Sun in Abuja at the weekend, also warned members of the newly-formed All Progressives Congress (APC) to be wary of the antics of those dissatisfied with the emergence of the party. “Those benefitting from today’s political structure will not want the new party to succeed.

They’ll fight back,” Ribadu added. “What matters is for people to hold on and fight till the end. Those that are merging will not get it so easily. If they were imagining that others were going to accept it like that, they’re making a mistake. Those who’ll lose out will fight back.”

Ribadu, however, hailed the emergence of APC, saying that it will compete favourable with the PDP that had been in power since 1999.

Hear him: “I’m so proud of it. I’m very happy that I’m part of it. I think it is part of the biggest development in our recent history. I pray that it will work this time better than before. “This country needs a strong and viable opposition that can help Nigerians to chose as an alternative. We’ve not been able to provide that before.

The opposition party was or less regional until now. We’ve now seen them (parties) coming together. It is going to create a national party that is going to rival the PDP. Most importantly, I hope it is going to bring the change that we are looking for.

“Coming together may be meaningless if it is not going to bring a new thing. Coming together must provide us the opportunity and chance to do things in a different way. Let us hope the merger will provide a new way by which we can do politics in Nigeria.

Let us see to it that this merger provides the platform to play national politics and not sectional. It is good for our country and let us hope that it will help us get out of the problems that we’ve found ourselves. I pray that it is going to give Nigeria a chance to create a solid platform to do what is right. I also pray that the merger will not produce corrupt and sectional leaders,” he said.

On his 2015 presidential ambition, Ribadu said that it was too early to make his position known. He said it would affect the consolidation of the new merger. “It will be very unwise and improper for anybody to jump the gun and make a conclusion.

Let us build the new party first and then individuals can come forward with their own ambitions to do what they feel is best for them, including myself,” Ribadu said.