APRIL 4, 2012
ACN, Quo Agendum- What is your agenda?
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the call by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on the National Assembly to impeach the President as recklessly infantile and the hallmark of a political party whose provincial obsession and pretended nationalism have left mercilessly hobbled; hence the perennial perchance for antics of destabilisation.
In a statement in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP said its National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Turkur is deeply worried by the incessant destructive hue of an opposition , who though bereft of a credible alternative model, still struts the stage in a jaundiced illusion of a model driver of the perfect.
“The strength of any viable democracy lies in the mettle of a credible opposition. The PDP welcomes this. However, where the opposition is irresponsibly engrossed in making a mountain out of a mole hill and ceaselessly creating an imaginary tiger in the neighbourhood, it leaves no one in doubt that it is committed to a hidden agenda that neither benefits the nation nor ennobles the people.”
“Let’s therefore ask the ACN; ‘quo agendum? ’ – whither your agenda?” Is it to destabilise the Federal Government and hasten the quest for a divided patria? Is it to gain what the opposition in their collective whole failed to achieve in April 2011 presidential election? Or still, is it a vengeance for the inability of the opposition to win successive five governorship elections, the nullification of some of which was achieved via judgements with questionable trends”?
The PDP demanded from the ACN a proof to Nigerians that the rehabilitation a of a Community church by a construction company, an act which ordinarily falls under community relations has personally benefited the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to the PDP, it is very unfortunate that the ACN is ruffling the sensibilities of Nigerians at a material time that religion has been wrongly appropriated by unpatriotic elements to wreak chaos in parts of the nation.
The Party further warned the ACN not to distract the National Assembly. “We are not surprised the ACN is losing sleep over the maturity and stability that the National Assembly led by our great Party has gained in the last few years, much less its smooth working relationship with the executive.
We therefore call on the National Assembly to disregard the ACN and remain focused in the joint effort to achieve the transformation of Nigeria.
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary
March 5, 2013
The attention of the South East Zone of the People's Democratic Party has been drawn to spurious publications in a section of the media alleging unfounded claims of bias against the Hon Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah in the recruitment exercise carried out by some parastatals in her ministry.
The leadership of our great Party in the southeast makes bold to state categorically that this baseless allegation is yet another futile attempt by opposition elements to smear the image of the Minister and denigrate her well earned reputation as a distinguished Nigerian and a worthy assets of our great Party, the PDP.
Princess Oduah, though a proud daughter of the Southeast zone, has proven herself to be a detribalized Nigerian both in her private business and in the discharge of her duties as Minister. The current massive upgrading of airports in all the geopolitical zones in the country bear testimony to this.
We are proud to observe that Princess Oduah's performance in office is a major plank of President Jonathan's transformation agenda.
These sponsored provocative publications are designed by opposition elements who are envious of her sterling performance and who feel threatened by her rising profile as a dedicated minister and exemplary member of our great Party.
For the records, Princess Oduah is not involved directly or indirectly in staff recruitment of any parastatal under her. There is a well established bureaucracy to handle such matters while she concerns herself with the huge task of driving the well applauded reforms in the aviation sector.Read more...
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