2nd July 2012
The Peoples Democratic Party has said the police investigation and subsequent report which linked the ownership of the lorry that crashed into the convoy of the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshimole, on the 28th of April 2012, killing three journalists to an ACN stalwart in the state, is a clear vindication of the position of the PDP that desperation is driving the ACN and its candidate into the abyss of the dastardly in quest for electoral victory.
“We recall that Governor Oshimole has blamed the PDP for this tragic incident. We also recall that we stated unambiguously that the PDP does not need the blood of innocent Nigerians to win elections anywhere in Nigeria much less in Edo state. We categorically urged the security agencies to look beyond the crocodile tears and the loud alarm of lion –in- the -neighbourhood raised by the ACN. We are today vindicated.”
In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, the Party said the incident connects direct to the orgy of violence which the machinery of the ACN controlled Edo State government has been unleashing on the members of the PDP.
“Violence does not win elections. Superior ideas and track record of performance do. We therefore urge our members to remain peaceful and convince the Edo electorates with superior ideas in their campaign.”
The statement noted that the strength of the PDP in Edo state has continued grow with the approach of the governorship election as thousands of ACN members decamp to the Party.
“We are sure of victory in the election. All that the PDP is asking for is free and fair election. We are asking for the cessation of intimidation and regime of violence by the ACN, so that the people will vote their choice without inhibition.”
The PDP further commended its members and supporters in Edo State for a successful grand finale of its gubernatorial campaign which was attended by President Goodluck Jonathan.
“The unprecedented turnout at the campaign rally is a firm comment on the strength of our great Party in the State. We are not in doubt that this is a compelling sign of a sure electoral victory in the coming election.”
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...
We have 17 guests and no members online