PDP charges politicians to focus on truth

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged members of the political class to rededicate themselves to peace, truth and respect for constituted authority especially as the nation prepares for another round of general elections in February.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Friday said “the fact that the year 2015 unfolded with Eid-el-Maulud celebration has great significance and presents an important lesson to all Nigerians to live in peaceful co-habitation and brotherhood.”

The party urged Nigerians to reflect on the occasion of Eid-el-Maulud to deepen their commitment to and be guided always by the virtues of peace, truth, goodwill among one another and respect for constituted authority as taught by Holy Prophet Mohammed.

It charged the political class to desist from heating up the polity through inflammatory statements, politics of bitterness and desperation for power, adding that all must join hands to ensure the conduct of peaceful elections in February.

“It is saddening that incendiary statements by some politicians fuelled violence and killing of innocent Nigerians. Indeed, this is not the way to go. The New Year and the Eid-el-Maulud therefore present yet another opportunity for a rethink. We pray that those who use false claims and inciting comments to stoke the fires of violence will retrace their steps and ensure that the New Year, with its promises, is not polluted by such actions.

“As we go along with the campaign therefore, we call on all politicians to endeavour to keep it clean, speak only the truth at all times and try to be more mature and decent in their conduct. Nigeria belongs to all of us; her interest must be paramount, over and above all parochial interests,” the PDP said.

Restating its commitment to a credible electioneering and issue-based campaign, the PDP said it would campaign in peace; with hope in the hearts of its leaders and members; with issues and ideas, and with its verifiable record of achievements.

The party said “it is indisputable that Nigerians, from the east to west, north to south; irrespective of ethnic and religious affiliations, enjoy living together as one indivisible nation” and urge politicians to ensure that their actions and utterances encourage such at all times.


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  • tundemash

    Olosi Metuh asking Nigerian politicians to focus on truth ? Sounds like Shekau asking people to be peaceful and law abiding .

  • orkar

    The director of public relations of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier Olaleye Lajide has confirmed that they have Retired Muhammadu Buhari military records like other retired Military officer and not his Academic records.

    Brigadier Lajide said that the Nigerian Army is in possession of all records of serving, retired and deceased officers since its inception and officers are supposed to keep original of their academic certificates.

    Against what Sahara reporters posted this afternoon, the Army reaffirmed that General Muhammadu Buhari’s original Academic records are not with them.
    Brigadier Olaleye Lajide said that, “the original certificates of every officers are with them and not with any military unit”.

    A week after the Presidential candidates credentials were publically displaced by INEC, there have been demand my Nigerian for Buhari who was reported to have not attended Secondary school to present the certificates he claimed on his affidavit.

    For clarification purposes, the Army have Buhari’s Military records as expected by what Nigerians are requesting from the former military dictator is his academic records which he claimed are with the Military board.