You are guilty on religious politics, PDP tells APC

Adamau Muazu, PDP chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party says the alert by the All Progressives Congress that certain desperate politicians were planning to circulate leaflets in mosques and churches to urge Muslims to vote only Muslims in the coming elections is an unintended leak from the APC’s massive arsenal of religious bigotry and viscous divisive politics.

A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, Thursday, said the APC, whose presidential candidate stands to benefit from such unpatriotic conduct and who together with his party has consistently been aligned to such insensibilities, is scared of the possible backlash and desperately looking for a scapegoat.

“Here is the APC running with the hares by pretending an ally of the people while ravenously hunting with the hounds by harvesting from the fissures on our fault lines, all in an attempt to sell the unmarketable in its presidential candidate.

“Such a barefaced, thoughtless statement from a political party notorious for false alarms, deceit and pernicious propaganda is another auspicious window into the warped mindset of the party that flaunts messianic wherewithal.

“It is tangential for Nigerians to judge who gains from such an irresponsible political conduct. And the truth is that it is the APC whose actions, utterances and body language have been anything but unifying. It is the APC who the provincial and religious irredentism of its leaders is defying the overnight coat of nationalism forced on them by million dollar-backed foreign consultants.

“The PDP needs neither religious nor ethnic cleavages to campaign and win the 2015 presidential elections. Our history of consistency in form, structure and core values as well as track record of delivery, which have endeared us over the years to Nigerians have not changed. We therefore remain the best and do not need recourse to narrow politicking especially when our presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan epitomizes the unity, progress and prosperity of the nation.”


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  • Mr. Abdin

    Haba PDP every plan you make is leaking APC is right you are really trying something dirty.God save Nigeria.

  • Isa Aliyu

    Nigerians are wiser now, we watching and waiting for the right time to act. APC has nothing offer.

    • Baba kadi21

      Blame PDP, the godfather of boko haram. The PDP led govt even allowed shekau to established a ” caliphate”

    • Yola

      Pls stop using pseudo names, use your real name. We all know your type. Lol!!!

  • Tope Alabi R

    “It is tangential for Nigerians to judge who gains from such an irresponsible political conduct. And the truth is that it is the APC whose actions, utterances and body language have been anything but unifying. It is the APC who the provincial and religious irredentism of its leaders is defying the overnight coat of nationalism forced on them by million dollar-backed foreign consultants.” this statement provides the proof that the US are working stealthily to truncate our democracy and turn our country to another libya

  • taiwo

    APC”s style of coming outside to shout foul and then going back to carry out the very same thing they are talking about is now well known in Nigeria

  • Anene Mercy

    I wonder why APC that resembles everything but Muslim interest and agenda should accuse PDP of promoting religious interest. Well the bible says that a sinner runs when nothing is after him.

    APC will never be allowed to turn Nigeria in Libya or Egypt. There are evil.

    • Baba kadi21

      When a president feels church is the ideal place to campaign as well as declare policy statements what is he trying to portray? GEJ is a failure and the only life crutch left for him is religious sentiment.

      • Etang Chris

        Bros when did campaigning in the church become evil. Are u not aware that muslims campaign in the mosques too? Meanwhile what does APC as a Muslim party represent?

  • Victor Gee

    I have never seen APC support any Christian course but they are always quick to attack our military whenever they are at the verge winning the war against insurgence thereby using ur statement to morally boast the moral of those insurgents.

    • Baba kadi21

      What do you call Christian course? The corruption in PDP led govt or the steady loose of our land and lives of innocent citizens to boko haram under the PDP govt. Our compromise military should blame GEJ for rendering them useless to the extend that the can not guarantee security for election! A new low for the military is than Chadian soldiers are the ones now recovering our territories they lost to boko haram. GEJ must go!

      • Etang Chris

        Mumu, does it mean u are not following the latest event and offensive against boko haram in the last few days. APC collaborated with US to frustrate Jonathan from procuring arms to wipe out these criminals but today, the might of our FG and military is on ground again and the insurgents are counting their losses.

        I should also inform u that all the APC spies who infiltrated the military and sabotaged their operations have all been either sacked, arrested or taken out.

        So APC is losing and must lose.

    • King Carlos

      Christian course? Oga see ehn…. corruption knows no christian or muslim. Poverty is a problem with everyone in Nigeria even babalawos.

    • Harry

      FOR YOUR OWN INFORMATION, THE REVELATION JUST CAME OUT TODAY THAT YOUR SO-CALLED PASTORS COLLECTED BILLIONS OF NAIRA FROM UR CLUELESS PRESIDENT FOR CAMPAIGN….UNBELIEVABLE, CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA HAS TURNED THEMSELVES INTO A POLITICAL ORGANISATION INSTEAD OF PREACHING WORDS OF GOD….IT IS A SHAME ON XTIAN LEADERS IN NIGERIA….MEANWHILE, PASTOR ADEBOYE ALREADY MADE PUBLIC THAT WHOEVER COLLECTED MONEY FROM POLITICIANS SHOULD RETURN IT OTHERWISE……..ONE OF THEM JUST CONFESSED TODAY ABOUT THE ALLEGATION OF N7BN COLLECTED FROM JONOTHING . REALLY SHAME ON NIGERIA XTIANS LEADERSHIP. PLS CHANGE IS INEVITABLE….AM A XTIAN TOO BUT THE WAY YOU GUYS PUT CHRISTIANITY IN NIGERIA AS IF IT IS MORE THAN A RELIGION…..HERE IN NEW YORK, AND OTHER PART OF EUROPE DOESN’T GO EXTREME AS MOST OF YOU DOES IN NIGERIA……JONOTHING CALLED HIMSELF A XTIAN STILL HE IS FOND OF LIES, INCOMPETENT AND CLUELESS AS WELL AS DESPERATE TO HANG ON TO POWER FORCEFULLY…..GOD WILL TAKE HIM OUT WITH HIS POWER FOR SURE WHATEVER EVIL PLANS HE HAS FOR NIGERIA, GOD’S WISH AND PATRIOTIC NIGERIANS WISHES SHALL PREVAIL IN THE END.

  • Etang Chris

    Muslims formed APC, they are Buhari, Tinubu, Ali Modi Sheriff, El rufai among others. They later brought in some follow follow Christians when Nigerians raised alarm on another Muslim brotherhood party emerging in the biggest economy of African.

    • Harry

      YOU AND YOUR CLUELESS PRESIDENT CAN TURN NIGERIA TO XTIAN NATION…IDIOT

  • wode

    GEJ and PDP have caused more damage to our unity than any Government in the history of the nation trying to use religion and ethnicity to further divide the Nigerians. Where is Ayo Orisajafor that always follow Jona around? Why has places of worship become where to make policy statement for the President? What about the alleged billions bribe paid to the so-called men of God to do the dirty job of further polarizing the nation? All those propaganda have perished because Nigerians refused to be hoodwinked by a failed Government trying to use religion to further its course at the detriment of the masses of the nation. Enough is enough. Change is what we need.

    • Ajah Exodus

      u re blinded… n unfortunately u cant recover

      • wode

        You could have done a better job by disproving those points raised.

  • danjuma

    I am from north and I can say that these APC and their Muslim support is getting out of hand.

    • Richard

      That is not true you are either from South South or South East. No amount of seudo names can keep your identity. This type of lying is the reason why people are clamoring for change.

  • Maitama Tambari

    Olisa Metuh, whose Presidential candidate has been enjoying parley with Religions Leaders? Which President candidate visited places of Worships in Lagos and other places in the country. Which Presidential candidate Campaign Organization portrayed the whole Muslim countries in Africa and Middle East, minus Saudi Arabia as engaged in terrorist activity? Which of the Presidential Candidate Team portrait his opponent in bad light from religion point of view? Haba Olisa Metuh. Certificate is over, health ground is over, shifting of election is over, circulation of document to postpone election still on. How far can PDP go in deceiving Nigerians, outside the main issue, CHANGE. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • King Carlos

    See PinDiPi. APC has revealed their plans now and they are jittery.

  • Rekiya Hassan

    “The PDP needs neither religious nor ethnic cleavages to campaign and win the 2015 presidential elections. Our history of consistency in form, structure and core values as well as track record of delivery, which have endeared us over the years to Nigerians have not changed.”

    This i believe because they have proven themselves.
    Nigerians should please shun all attempt to trigger any form of religious war, as that is not our present challenge, rather we should pray for free, fair and credible election come march 28.
    #GEJ4Naija

  • Olisah Metuh should be pitied because he had run out of issue for propaganga. Jonathan and PDP have most guilty of mixing religion with politic. Why PDP is complainnig now is because that method has actually backfired on them. Nigerians have largely refused to be divided. Punch has just reported the allegation of pastor Musa Dikwa in Maiduguri that the President gave 7 billion naria to bribe pastors for Christian votes. He said CAN president then gave each state CAN chairman 3 million naira. What will Olisa Metuh call this? Anyway, we are waiting for state CAN chairmen to respond to this damning allegation.

  • dd

    APC is another Muslim Brotherhood using Osibanjo to deceive Christians.

    • Jika

      What is PDP and who are they out to deceive?

    • Harry

      ALL OF YOU PDP SUPPORTERS ARE AS CLUELESS AS YOUR PAYMASTER…PERIOD.

  • Jika

    Mr Metuh are you for real?We have seen our President recently gallivanting from one church to another subtly appealing to religious sentiments.Just recently,we have seen the Vice President gather some Islamic clerics in Kaduna in the guise of sensitization towards peaceful elections only to subtly appeal for votes and support.Not long ago a very well known and respected Pastor said that he will open the gates of hell to whoever refuses to support/vote Mr President.There was this allegation of billions of Naira given to Christian clergy to buy support for Mr President.The allegation made by Ameachi is yet to be convincingly disproved.Lately it was reported in Punch that about 7 billion Naira was given to a Pastor in Maiduguri for onward distribution to other pastors for the purposes of supporting the ruling party.Mr Vice President was quoted as saying that no Muslim should vote for Buhari because Buhari’s running mate is a pastor who owns 5000 churches.The last time I checked,Mr Metuh said the APC is an Islamic party.Meanwhile the national chairman of the ruling party as well as the presidential campaing coordinator are Muslims.On the flip side,the National chairman of APC as well as the presidential campaign coordinator are both proudly devout Christians.For any candidate to emerge a winner in the forth coming election,the votes of both Muslims and Christians are equally important.The earlier we all realize that,the better for our candidates,democracy and indeed our country.

  • evi

    Whenever buhari goes to campaign in the north,he tells them to vote for only muslim candidates because only a muslim would represent their interest but when he comes to the south,he preaches religious tolerance. It is buhari that went to a seminar in kaduna and declared support for sharia ,vowing to continue to agitate for sharia to be implemented in every part of Nigeria.

  • onyekaokorie

    Buhari is a fanatical Muslim. He is too religious to lead a secular nation like Nigeria. In 2011 he said that Muslims should vote only Muslim. We must save Nigeria now and never allow a fanatic like Buhari to destroy the little gains we have made so far.

  • Harry

    CLUELESS PRESIDENT!!! CATALOGUES OF BROKEN PROMISES….CHANGE IS INEVITABLE AND UNAVOIDABLE…..PERIOD.

    • malik shaibu

      You must have been living in a very remote part of the sambissa forest for you not to know that for the first time our country is moving forward and making giant transfomational strides.For your information our own country Nigeria has been adjudged by a credible international agency to be the third fastest growing economy in the world and you call the man responsible for this clueless?really?.Information is power so try and enlighten yourself now that you are out of sambissa forest

  • malik shaibu

    The APC ‘s information managers must endeavour to borrow a leaf from the Mr Metuh and the PDP and learn to reduce these violence by their supporters by giving out refined press statements abd putting a stop to all their hate speeches

  • taiwo

    Muslim fundamentalists must never be allowed access to power in this country.We say a loud no to the janjaweedians they can go to sambissa and form a republic there,we will join hands to beg our amiable and gentleman president to cede the forest to the grandpa.That is if he doesnt die in london where he has just gone for medical attention

  • shamsudeen sadiq

    The APC”s supporters in the north who are made up mostly of street urchins who were encouraged by Buhari to shun the almagiri schools built by Jonathan re the ones that go about harassing Jona’s supporters and tagging them aruna or pastor and even meting out violence on them and their properties.We appeal to the federal government to keep its promise of adequately securing our region against these blood suckers to avoid a repeat of what happened in 2011 when this same shameless old man lost and instead of calming his supporters actively encourage them to kill people.We believe firmly that this time he will get the message and retire in peace and solitude.This is a man who has no political godson nor any politician of note that can be said to be his disciple here in the north that he nurtured,not even a foundation to cater to people or to even help these almajiris and talakawas who used to look up to him.Now his wife is donating monies to IDPs because she wants to be the first lady.MARK MY WORDS HERE,BUHARI WILL DIVORCE AND MARRY ANOTHER WIFE AFTER LOSING THIS ELECTIONS BECAUSE BEING A TRADITONAL AND ARCHAIC FELLOW HE STILL HARBOURS THE BELIEF THAT A WOMAN MUST BE IN PUDAH OR KITCHEN AND HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC EYE AND IT IS MERELY DESPERATION AND THE ORDER FROM TINUBU THAT FORCED HIM TO PRESENT HIS WIFE TO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

  • Bobby

    But GEJ has being jumping from one church to another , from Redeem to winner from winner to ……. church etc. He keeps on inviting different group of Pastors to Aso rock as if it is another Vatican City. For now we have not heard that Buhari has visited any Mosque outside where he prays, then who is an extremist ?

    • Etang Chris

      But Buhari too visited some churches. Or the once he visited not churches?

  • inuwa kate

    APC is not the best for us now as a country. They have played religious politics but worst of their game is violence. They are into political and religious violence, intimidation and wanton killing.

    Rejecting them at the polls will show them that Nigerians are not ready for their kind of gang up. March 28 will be a shocker to APC.

  • Ologun David

    I saw 3 APC northerners with mourning & gloom faces discussing how bad they feel about Nigerian Army successes in sambisa, one said his brother was among the 300 killed by soldiers. You see why APC is encouraging Boko Haram while some of their members in the north even donated their children to join boko haram. They wanted to use this their militant arm to intimidate PDP supporters from coming to vote for Jonathan. But they have failed.

  • Onike24

    I have read the comments to this article and unsurprisingly; most of them tell us how much of a Muslim fanatic Buhari is, and also unsurprisingly most of the comments have not been challenged by Buhari supporters and patriotic Nigerians; this tells me one thing, people have made up their minds to vote for Buhari, and have passed the point where they need to justify their respective opinions, so why do these people persist in telling lies that no one believes?