NOVEMBER 29, 2010
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has explained the wrong interpretation of the recent comment of its National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur on the nation's security challenges by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) as an exercise in mischief and a palpable ignorance of the collective responsibility of all Nigerians towards a better secured nation.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh said it was unfortunate that an honest disposition of its National Chairman was mischievously interpreted as "lack of capacity” by the ACN.
"We are not surprised that the unassuming and honest comment of our National Chairman has provided a sweet nectar for the moth of mischief to feed on. This is another weak attempt by the ACN to detract from the merit of the efforts of the PDP led Federal Government in returning the nation to the path of greatness."
“In spite, we shall remain steadfast in our humble approach to leadership. The PDP is an organic institution which can err, accept responsibilities while remaining focused on lasting solution. We are not a self righteous political party like the ACN which claim” to be light" but radiate darkness."
According to the statement," all over the world, the increasing incidence of global insecurity is the responsibility of the authorities that be as well as that of the individual citizenry. Surmounting the challenge is the function of the unity of the efforts of all, political divide notwithstanding."
"We are sure that no objective assessment by any Nigerian will relegate the untiring commitment of the PDP led Federal Government in stemming the tide of insecurity in the country. Our government has been pursuing the option of dialogue. It is also pursuing that of minimal force, as the characters in the insurgency are also Nigerians."
"We wish to put on record, that our National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Turkur has championed the re-engagement of social values in tackling security challenges as those elements in crime have parents, brothers, sisters and relations who are in the opposition political parties as well as in the PDP. What option has the ACN provided in tackling this national challenge," the statement queried.
The statement further said the ACN accusation of "clueless leadership" has no basis either in empirical facts or in any stretch of imagination.
“Despite the mega-phonic lies of the ACN, power generation has tangibly improved across the cities of Nigeria. Like never before, massive construction and re-construction are on-going in most of the federal roads in the country. The efficiency with which the Federal Government tackled the recent flooding in parts of the country is not a signature tune of a clueless leadership."
"What's more, that free and fair elections are now taken as guaranteed and the fact that even the opposition commends the President for his historic stricture to credible polls is an admission that Nigeria is in safe hands and making progress under the PDP."
"Lest we forget, that the ACN, the CPC and their cohorts in the opposition wake up daily to insult the President without molestation is a victory for a government embedded solidly in tolerance, transparency, rule of law and rule of ideas." the statement ended.
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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