PDP congratulates new APC executives

The PDP, however, said the APC new leadership posed no threat to it.

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the new National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun; its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, and other newly elected officers for their emergence at their party’s National Convention which held Friday in Abuja.

The PDP charged them to ensure a vibrant opposition devoid of bitterness, desperation and divisive tendencies.
The ruling party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday also told the new leadership to “ensure an issue based opposition that will purposefully and constructively engage and challenge the PDP with decency and maturity as prescribed by democratic tenets and principles.”

Stating that Nigerians deserve a vibrant and patriotic opposition driven only by the national interest, the PDP charged the new APC leadership to “put the unity and welfare of Nigerians ahead of other considerations and jettison all divisive tendencies including unguarded statements that overheat the polity and pitch Nigerians against one another”.

The PDP, however, said the APC new leadership posed no threat to it.

The ruling party said it remains the only party that has continued to be committed to the national interest, as well as provide level playing ground for all Nigerians to achieve their aspirations irrespective of religious, ethnic and gender considerations.


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  • SpecialAdvisor

    PDP is a threat to itself; it needs no enemy, even a new party registered today with any reasonable platform will defeat them in a free election.

  • Tonnero

    Confused Metuh. One minute, he is abusing APC and accusing them of all manner of atrocities including sponsoring Boko Haram, hiding the Chibok girls, running janjaweed politics. The next he is congratulating them and asking them to run an issues based campaign. The man has no shame. He must have joined his oga in sharing the blood…sorry. I mean sharing the ogogoro…at the villa.

  • Zubairu Usman

    Please correct me if I am wrong. A yesteryear singer, Mr . Tony Wilson in one of his album, sang that a politician is a man of many words.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    PDP, practise what you preach. Learn to show decency in your media interventions and avoid desperation just because you want to rule Nigeria for 60 years!

    • greatbiodun

      Rule for 60 years!!! It can never be possible cos Nigerians are definitely voting them out come 2015. We are wiser now, the damage PDP has done to this country is ENOUGH !!!.

  • SB

    While I welcome this as an olive branch from the PDP, I hope Metuh will not wakeup tomorrow and accuse APC of jajaweed ideology and/or sponsoring Boko Haram without any proof. I will also urge the new leadership of the APC to take this advice and give us alternatives of governance based on sound reasoning that is devoid of ethnicity and religious bigotry.

  • Mani_Kay

    APC’s NEWLY SELECTED AND IMPOSED NATIONAL EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AT GLANCE:

    “Ceremonial” National Chairman………..Odigie Oyegun ………………………………Traditional
    National Secretary……………………………Alhaji Ibrahim Bala Gubi………………………Muslim
    National Legal Adviser………………………Alhaji Muiz Banire……………………………….Muslim
    National Treasurer……………………………Alhaji Bala Mohammed Gwagwaruwa…….Muslim
    National Financial Secretary………………Alhaji Tajudeen Olawutan Bello…………….Muslim
    National Welfare Secretary………………..Alhaji Dika Umaru Lada……………………….Muslim
    National Publicity Secretary……………….Alhaji Lai Mohammmed………………………..Muslim
    National Youth Leader………………………Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo…………………….Muslim
    National Women Leader……………………Hajia Ramatu Tijani……………………………..Muslim

    Please observe that all the key positions are assigned to Muslims …….. also observe that Christians are not assigned any key position while Northern Christians are completely excluded.

    NB: I am aware that inconsequential positions were assigned to persons from the South-East who are not practicing Christians viz: Senator Osita Izunaso and Mr George Moghalu ….. Organizing Secretary and Auditor respectively.

    • Ahmad

      Well done. Go take another sip. Idle and frustrated clown.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Absolute nonsense. I have seen the list of all the elected APC NEC officers. Here is what I found.

      1. Out of 45 positions, you published nine, just to distort reality

      2. Even before Oyegun’s name, you put ”ceremonial”. That confirms your hatred and bias

      3. While no elected NEC member from the South-east or South-South is a Muslim, there are Christians members from the three regions of the north. So you are wrong to say Christians in the north were marginalized.

      4. I am a Christian but will NOT vote for any candidate or party on the basis of religion or ethnicity. Competence and pedigree will be key. So who cares about religious affiliation anyway?

      5. All attempts to pain APC as a Muslim party have failed. Despite the massive campaign of calumny, over 20 million Nigerians have signed up as active members, according to former chairman Bisi Akande. No party has anything close to that in terms of membership

      Now you can see that you are fighting a lost battle!!!

      • Mani_Kay

        Please detail the names of the so called remaining 36 positions and you will be amazed at what you will find ……. Deputy this ……. Deputy that …….. Zonal this …. Zonal that. ……….. by the way zonal positions must be occupied by persons from that Zone ……… yet notwithstanding APC ensured that Northern Christians were not appointed to zonal positions …… what a shame !!!

        It is instructive to note that Deputy positions amount to nothing in Nigeria party politics and hierarchy.

        I care about religious affiliation …… and this is the reason why ……. can you tell me what Christianity is like in places and countries where Muslims are in control of political power ? …… I can tell you …… Christianity is pathetic, tormented, chained or prohibited in such places ………. please name any Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani State in Nigeria where Christianity is not harassed and chained ? I do not want this barbaric situation extended to the national level … keep Nigeria secular as specified in the constitution …… and we can only do this by keeping APC out of power ….. period.

        Finally, I challenge you to publish any substantial position that you think I omitted and also publish the names of Northern Christians appointed to positions …. also tell us the positions they got ……. or remain quiet forever.

        Even Odigie Oyegun knows he got a ceremonial position …… he was not even endorsed by his Governor and the party members in Edo State and South-South. He knows he was merely handpicked by Bola Tinubu and because he has no political clout there is no doubt that he will remain “houseboy” throughout his tenor.

  • greatbiodun

    This Metuh and his PDP folks are just clowns.. why the congratulatory message to a party that it has always accused of all the atrocities facing Nigeria. SMH. What ever politics their incompetent crew are trying to play, APC is kicking them out come 2015.