Jonathan’s Declaration Despite Yobe Bombing: APC has done worse, says PDP

Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary.

The Peoples Democratic Party has noted that Tuesday’s landmark declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan, the overwhelming support shown by Nigerians and catalogue of unprecedented verifiable achievements marshalled out have thrown the APC into confusion.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Thursday said the APC in their “characteristic manner, instead of accepting the successes already acknowledged by Nigerians, went into their usual shadowboxing and mischievous propaganda in a failed attempt to score a cheap political point.”

The ruling party said such a lurid epithet on the APC defies the logic of an alternative while exposing it as hypocritical and opportunistic.

It therefore called for objectivity and forthrightness from the political class, especially the opposition as the campaigns for the 2015 general elections begin in earnest.

It further berated the APC for always seeking to gain political capital from the insecurity challenges in the nation adding that “Nigerians, by their massive support on Tuesday showed that they know the truth and are solidly behind their President.”

The statement said notwithstanding that he defied the expectations of the terrorists and their sponsors to go ahead with the declaration, a day after the Potiskum bombing, the President and the PDP stand unyieldingly by the mourning families as his disposition, speech and mobilizing of over 100,000 Nigerians in prayers at the event clearly showed.

It added that for the APC to cry wolf over this declaration which was scheduled almost a month before the bombing, means the opposition party is either lacking in institutional memory or suffering from a deliberate amnesia.

“Nigerians may recall that on the 20th of May, 2014, there was a twin bomb blasts in the city of Jos, killing 118 people and wounding at least 56 others. However, this tragedy on the nation did not restrain the APC from holding its so called “Mega Rally” in Ekiti the very next day, May 21 in promotion of the gubernatorial campaigns of the then Governor Kayode Fayemi. The entire top hierarchy of the APC, its national leaders, governors and the Interim National Executive were in attendance. At the rally, the APC scarcely observed a minute silence in honour of fellow Nigerians mowed down in cold blood before charging the atmosphere with usual insults and loathing acts of insensitivity, speaker, after speaker.

“It will be recalled also that while Nigerians and the International Community applauded President Jonathan for proscribing the terrorist sect, Boko Haram, the APC released a statement on the 10th of June 2013 alleging that such an act was “unconstitutional”! This is the APC pretending away from the heinous crimes of the same terrorist organization it once sought protection for.

“On the other hand, it is on record that President Jonathan and the PDP cancelled all scheduled activities on June 3, 2012 when the Dana Air crashed and declared a week national mourning. Unfortunately, the APC desecrated this as all its leaders converged on Kano the same week to
celebrate a turbanning event, meaning that 163 souls that perished as a result of that crash were not important to the party.

“All over the world, it is known that terrorists plan their evil activities to manipulate political events and policies and that the more you allow them space, the more dastardly and frequent they turn. If
terrorists must be denied the publicity they crave so much for, it becomes the responsibility of all patriots in moments like this to work hard to prevent them from hijacking events or taking control of our destiny. Clearly, the APC lacks the political capacity to understand this matter of statecraft.

“No doubt, it is easy to deduce that the APC was stunned by the mammoth crowd that turned out for the event and indeed unsettled by the unity existing in the PDP even in the wake of congresses for the election of candidates participating in 2015 general elections. Too bad! Nothing can APC do about this! In spite, we wish to restate our position on issue based campaigns while challenging the APC once more to match our pace with positive ideas.”

The PDP restated that President Goodluck Jonathan remains the candidate to beat as he enjoys a very strong bond with the people of Nigeria in all the nooks and crannies. This it said is as a result of his exceptional performance in last three and half years notwithstanding the spirited efforts by the opposition to distract, detract and frustrate his administration.

“Indeed, no amount of propaganda and negative campaign can take away the visible massive infrastructural developments, the freedom Nigerians now enjoy, the repositioning of the manufacturing sector, the thriving of the private sector in all areas of the economy, the unprecedented but silent revolution in power, agriculture, education, communication,
transport and health sectors, all for which our dear nation now ranks as the largest and fastest growing economy in Africa”.

Signed:

Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary


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  • MushinSpeaks

    APC has in countless times offer ideas and strategies on curbing and ending insurgency but the PDP will never take a clue from ideas suggested. The same party controls all military formations yet couldnt bring an end to insecurity.

    We are no longer safe in our land; our youths cant get meaningful jobs; our infrastructure is in a deplorable state; the health system has collapsed; poor road networks; corruption is now being celebrated by the mighty; in fact you get national honour for stealing more.

    APC has shown that if given the opportunity to be in charge of the Presidency; sufferings, insecurity, lack of power will become an history in our land. Their records in states like Lagos, Edo, Ogun, Zamfara, Kwara, and many others has proved that we are no jokers when it comes to delivering roadmap.

    PDP over the years have failed us and the cabals charge of our treasury are not willing to let go.

    • Buhari_is_Boko

      Ideas like calling the whole world to reject the proscription of Boko Haram.

      • MushinSpeaks

        And where were you when Azazi mentioned that the sponsors of Boko Haram are in PDP? Weeks later the same Azazi was killed in a military chopper!

        Ali Modu Sheriff was welcomed to PDP by Jonathan; the airport that was closed for months was opened for him immediately he decamped to PDP.

        If by now Jonathan has failed to prosecute the known sponsors of Boko Haram, then he part of the crisis!

        • Buhari_is_Boko

          The proscription of Boko haram is an attack on Northerners – Buhari

  • Wähala

    The problem with the Presidency (ati PDP at large) is they’re too full of themselves, too many dumbos led by King Dumbo. Alkali is supposed to be a professor of sort, but just like Jega, their actions do not justify their certificates. It would have been politically more advantageous to Dumbo’s (undeserved) re-election ambitions had just one person thought it wise to advise their client to postpone his declaration by One Day in deference to innocent kids killed the previous day. And, at the Eagle Square proper, why didn’t PDP organizers or anyone in the presidency think it was humane to observe a minute of silence for the lost souls? At least, according to Metuh, the APC observed silence to honor the dead, so which party is more sensitive to the plight of ordinary Nigerians is clear. The war on terror cannot be worn with prayers, biko… never! Boko Haram are akin to ISIS, Hamas, FARC, Al Qa’da etc, they commit their bloody mayhem without looking at political calendar. The world over, it is “carrot-and-stick” approach since discerning Presidents know that philosophical wars are not won with bullets alone. But in Dumbo’s case, he has neither carrot nor stick, his goons bolt at the sight of the enemy. He is so darn stoopid con men are “obtaining” him because of his incompetence in identifying who the bad guys are. He is so, so clueless that his only idea of a solution is to ask 100,000 Nigerians to mobilize as “prayer warriors” against Godless terrorists… did Obama, Netanyahu, or any world leaders ever ask their citizens to pray that God touches the hearts of evil terrorists? They fought them bullet-for-bullet. Simply put, Dumbo is the evil maharaja behind the Boko Haram, to dump him in 2015 is a national call to duty. Another poll is out at Sahara Reporters after both declarations, but now expanded to include Kwankwaso, Atiku, et al. Again, Gen. Buhari is miles ahead of Olisa Metuh’s drooling Dumbo, backed by pictures of the “mammoth crowds” during both declarations… nonsense. Odeku jare!

    • Night Crawler

      Well said, PDP days are numbered

      • Wähala

        Respect!

      • gymer

        Have you collected your voter’s card?

        • Buhari_is_Boko

          his voters card is his tecno phone and 20MB free data from MTN

    • Onike24

      words are not enough to thank you………

      • Wähala

        Hey Anwaltin… Respect!
        Where have you been? Hopefully, putting urchins behind bars and tossing the keys into Thames River. Thugs belong in prison. Sha, Thank You! too for doing God’s biddings. Regards to your great familia… (Anwaltin: Deutsch, Female Lawyer)

    • tundemash

      This has sent the e-rats into a coma until they get another copy & paste nonsense from Reno, expect them to have no response to this!

      • Bala

        The PDP spokesperson has spoken. It is left for the real e-rats to crawl out of their cesspits and hurl their smelly comments all day!
        Who should respond to the PDP spokesperson?? PDP sympathizers or Angry-Peoples-Club minions??
        TundeMESS, ARE YOU OK?? If this is not the definition of dumb, tell me what else is??

    • Gbofia Lunar

      Really love reading your contributions sha becos you take no prisoners and say it like it is. Unfortunately today too many of us are too scared to speak up becos of what we stand to gain, but deep down know you speak the truth. And my brother truth dey pain no be small.

    • Buhari_is_Boko

      no 1, you need to replay the events of the day to expose your ignorance or bare-faced lies by saying a 1-minute silence was not observed.

      On the issue of polls, can you tell me who organised the polls? Shariareporters sponsored by which party? APC. maybe you need to also recall same poll conducted by Sharia reporters and APC before the Ekiti elections. What was the results of the polls? what was the results on-field (televised live results). ONLY THE DUMB BELIEVES SUCH POLLS. elections are never won on the pages of newspapers and internet propaganda. They are won on the field. Fayemi should teach you better.

  • NwaMbaise

    My question is, why is it always that Boko Haram will launch one attack or the other a day or two before any major PDP event, or National event that will involve Jonathan? Is it that these attacks are planned to scuttle these events, or to see if PDP or President will be “insensitive”? I don’t have all the details, but just three- Shekarau’s defection to PDP, mayhem was let loose a day before it, World Economic Forum in Abuja, bomb blasts were just happening everywhere, JOnathan’s declaration, same thing. E get as e be ooo.

    • Night Crawler

      Kindly ask gej, because he says boko haram are faceless, who did they negotiate the ceasefire deal with. Gej is the real boko haram, that’s why he fails to put an end to it so election won’t hold in opposition stronghold

    • Wähala

      It’s called, “reverse psychology” to garner sympathy just as with the Independence Day bombing for which Henry Okah is serving sentence in South Africa. Remember, Dumbo blamed Northerners against a minority becoming President and absolved MEND of complicity in that crime, only for MEND to claim responsibility after the damage had been done and political capital already reaped. It won’t work this time because of Dr. Davis’ revelations about Modu Sheriff and Ihejirika. Because of Oletsejafor and Asari’s gun-running scandal in South Africa. And, because our Chibok girls are still missing. If the PDP and Dumbo are not insensitive, why didn’t they observe a moment of silence for the lost school kids just a day before like their APC counterparts did before their Ekiti rally… or, did the APC also cause that blunder? Amigo, thinking is not for everyone, you are certainly not qualified to think because you simply lack the capacity. No wonder Igbos say “kill NwaMbaise before the snake” at the crossroads… Ode!

      • political_impasse

        You said it all Wahala

      • Jujubeans

        LoL! I actually forgot about that saying…….

  • Night Crawler

    PDP e-dog Olisa Metuh knows gej has failed blaming other party for their own incompetent is uncalled for, PDP should do the needy and stop ranting

  • Truthometer

    Mammoth crowd? Is Metuh talking about the rented crowd they duped by not paying the N2,000 Dumbo and his evil party, PDP, promised them? Even there visionless “stomach infrastructure”, is just a mere attempt to hoodwink the gullibles, as usual. What a country? What a party? What a president?

  • SAKA OLUSHOLA BABATUNDE

    they even embezzled the money meant for the rented crowd. The party PDP is insensitive to the plight of the citizenry.

  • me

    I thought this fellow has gone on exile.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      He wasn’t talking about Nigeria and her current President, was he?

      I am confused here.

  • Valiant

    APC lacks the capacity to improve on the lot of Nigerians.No amount of hysterical propaganda can distort the fact that the party is yet to offer clear alternatives to what we have at the moment.An opposition party that is rabidly anti PDP and yet so eager to have the leaders of the same party in its fold cannot be a serious party.

    • Chrisabbey

      Huuunm, from all indications, you are living in Nigeria. If you live in Nigeria, just visit Edo State or Ogun State, leave Lagos out. You will be enlightened. APC cannot be compared to PDP, a party of gangsters and treasury looters.

      • Buhari_is_Boko

        well maybe you need to visit Akwa Ibom and Enugu state these are purely PDP states.

        i don’t think you know the road to Edo state, because if you do, shame won’t catch you to mention the state as a performing state

    • SB

      Have APC been tried in the centre for you to know that is lacks the capacity to improve the lot of Nigerians?

      • Buhari_is_Boko

        most of their members have been tried many times. SIMPLE.

  • D-ONE

    APC, PDP,PPA,APGA,SDP etc!!!! all the same thing!!!! they are not helping the country save their pockets!!!! there will be no difference at all if we dont change the orientation and structure of this country!!!!!!
    the real leaders were never given the chance to rule!!!! touts everywhere ruling us!!!!!!
    may God deliver this country!!!!!!

  • Mr. Abdin

    PDP is nothing but a party of the confutionist……………………………

    • Buhari_is_Boko

      Say NO to janjaweed ideologies

  • Ailenbata George

    Leave the jajanweed gang alone,as long as our God lives, evil doers will never go unpunished,the blood of the stained innocent Nigerians must bring them to justice soon

    • SB

      Open your eyes. PDP is the evil we have to sweep away.

      • Buhari_is_Boko

        Say NO to janjaweed ideologies.

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  • TOUNGO

    olisah metuh can be likened to Josef Goebbels, the publicist of The fuhrer or Adolf Hitler of Germany, but he got it all wrong as no amount of propaganda can convince Nigerians that the Jonathan administration has perform and is loved by majority of Nigerians. Let the president visit North -East and campaign and lets see the crowd or corpses that will grace the occassion

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  • Ayodeji

    “Massive infrastructural developments”. This Olisa Metuh needs to see a psychiatrist.He is suffering from delusional psychosis.

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  • excel

    olisaaaaaa, rubbish can’t stop rushing out of your mouth. i can not be disappointed with the manner of your statement. two years ago when you are asked why independent celebration can not be at eagle square you said because of insecurity but when your party and jonadaft want to show your dance of shame, eagle square is save because jonadaft has put end to your insecurity i pity your foolishness.APC can never be distracted nor move with your rented crowd. APC will stand tall come 2015 and PROGRESSIVE CHANGE will take place. stop blaming APC for your failure, you and your pay master have fail this country and posterity will judge you and your pdpig. CHANGE is all what Nigeria needs, APC is the CHANGE, PROGRESSIVE CHANGE is real.