PDP congratulates Scotland over decision to stay under United Kingdom

Scotland Voters Photo credit: en.ria.ru

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday in Abuja applauded the decision of Scotland to remain under the United Kingdom and urged Nigerians to remain united.

Olisa Metuh, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, in a statement, said the decision showed that citizens could indeed push through their resolve to live together peacefully.

He added that the decision further proved that citizens could leave together as one people with a common destiny in spite of perceived or real differences.

Mr. Metuh stressed the resolve of Nigerians to live in a united and peaceful nation “just like the people of Scotland had chosen to preserve their over 300 years union by voting to stay in Britain”.

This, he said, was irrespective of their challenges of ethnic diversity.

“We might be different in our tongues, tribes and religious affiliations but, as one people, let us not dwell on these differences.

“But rather magnify those things that bind us together so that we continue to live together in peace, love and unity,’’ Mr. Metuh said.

According to him, the challenges facing the nation, are transitory and incapable of defeating the collective spirit of the people.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to ensure that their thoughts and actions were always guided by national interest and values that would unite and bind all citizens in love.

The PDP spokesman added that it was incontrovertible that Nigeria remained stronger and more prosperous as one nation.

The statement called on citizens to put the unity of the nation above every other personal and sectional interest in their dealings and aspirations.

It charged all PDP elected and appointed officials at all levels of government nationwide to redouble their efforts in the prudent handling of resources as encapsulated in the party`s manifesto.

This, it said, was critical to ensure that the people would not only continue to enjoy the benefits of having the PDP in power but vote enmasse for it in the 2015 general elections.

Majority of voters in Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom on Thursday.

Over 2 million people, or 55.3 per cent of registered voters, said “No” to independence, with over 1.6 million, or 44.7 per cent, in the “Yes” camp.

Scotland had been under the United Kingdom for over 300 years (NAN)


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  • redeem

    wetin concern una————–for this one again———————–

    • Fulani man

      Biko go sleep cos you will never see rest of mind in your life.

      • sharp shape

        Be in denial the storm is coming and you will be consumed ! Down with fulani barbarism and blood letting ! Insha Allah you vermins will be exterminated ! This is the bamajuje promise

  • Scalywag

    The votes of the Scots in the referendum counted. But does PDP allow the votes of Nigerians to count? For 2015 they have prepared rigging plans already by flaunting fictitious endorsement signatures at their so called TAN rallies. When were these signatures collected and who are the signatories? It is all a ploy to eventually allocate votes to a non performing president and cite the so called signatures as evidence of his popularity. That is why Anyim Pius is always present at the rallies to ‘receive’ the so called ‘signatures’. But in 2015 all votes must count as they did in Scotland

  • Nwokolo

    Olisa Metuh have not commented on the happenings in South Africa. Still composing his lies. Chasing shadows with Scottish palaver.

  • kunle

    why do nigerian so-called leaders and officials twist happenings in other climes when they talk or issue statements ?????????????? methu , there are no similarities between scotland and nigeria. go and read the history of britain. you have exhibited your ignorance by this statement.

  • Tunsj

    You can congratulate Scotland as much as you want but are you conducting elections in Nigeria the same way.