​PDP offers APC support in fight against Boko Haram​

Olisa Metuh, Spokesman, PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has stated that it is fully behind President Muhammadu Buhari in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

​The spokesperson of the party, Olisa Metuh, made the disclosure at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja on Friday when he received a delegation from the Northern Youth Network, NYN, who paid him a courtesy call.

Mr. Metuh, while responding to a comment by the leader of the delegation, Mike Msuaan, that the APC-led government had apparently failed to fulfill its promise of ending insurgency, said the PDP deliberately refused to criticize the APC on its promise to end insurgency within a specified period.

“We are completely in support of the government in the war against insurgency,” he said.

The PDP spokesperson said the decision to support the government on the fight against insurgency was hinged on the fact that “the insurgents were not just fighting Buhari, APC or PDP but all Nigerians”.

“We must send a message to those trying to divide us that we are united and remained one in the fight against insurgency,” Mr. Metuh said.

He however said the PDP would continue to criticize the government constructively “where they go wrong”.

The spokesman said while the PDP was in power, it gave all Nigerians a sense of belonging.

He alleged that Nigerians were crying of selective application of policies and programmes and called on the Nigerian government to “note and address such complaints”.

INEC should conduct all rerun elections immediately

Mr. Metuh also reacted to recent “gale” of cancellation of elections by some National Assembly members and senators, calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to immediately conduct elections in areas where rerun were ordered.

He said delay in conducting the rerun elections could deny many communities in Nigeria to have representations when key decisions are taken, especially with regards to ongoing budgeting processes.

“INEC should strive to hold elections within 30 days where possible in areas where rerun were ordered,” he said.

Mr. Metuh also said the PDP was confident of winning all the seats it lost in the last election as “Nigerians have now seen the mistake of voting for APC”.

Commenting on the stalemated Bayelsa governorship election, the PDP spokesperson said the party “would never allow anyone to take its right”.

He said where INEC and APC fail to ensure credible election, the PDP and the people of the state would ensure that the election is credible.

Mr. Metuh also commented on ongoing agitations for the creation of an independent Biafra, saying Nigeria was a divine creation that cannot be divided.

“People should keep faith in the country. No part of this country can survive on its own.​

“God brought us together; no man can tear us apart,” he said.


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  • progressive

    We all hope that they have constructive contribution to contribute

  • Fadama

    The same fight for which money was budgeted for, and you guys squandered. “Gerara” here with your poisoned chalice

  • madilu

    Total nonsense. What will they do to fight BH? If they know how to fight Boko Haram, why did they not do it when they were in power? Looks like these PDP folks are in total confusion, and will say anything to remain in the limelight.

    • Burbank

      Do you know that Metuh can settled all the world’s problems if they just give him 15 minutes air-time on AIT?

  • Otile

    In December of what year is Imam going to defeat the Islamic terrorists as he promised?

    • Burbank

      Jan 15, 1970

  • Rommel

    The PDP kept Boko Haram alive so that they could loot money,we now know the truth

  • wode

    Has Olisah Metuh forgot that PDP accused APC as the Boko Haram party and the sponsor? We now know who the real sponsors are, and which party is for the Boko Haram. They simply have no choice than to support. Who doesn’t know that PDP is just trying to save its face? What a shameless set of people toying with the destiny of many Nigerians!

  • Burbank

    Metuh the saviour of the world
    I just received a call from Shekau, trembling and crying, that he and his entire gang, will surrender unconditionally today, rather than face Metuh.

  • lakande1

    The recent revelation of how money meant to fight Boko Haram was misappropriated by the PDP has sent fear into the spines of PDP. That has led to this new tune from Metuh. For your information Mr Metuh the best way to cooperate with this government is for PDP to return all the stolen money appropriated for our Army to fight Boko Haram.