February 9, 2013
PDP Governors not planning to join APC - Metuh.
Says PDP ‘ll win more States in 2015
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked reports by opposition parties that some of its state governors were planning to join the yet to be registered All Progressive Congress (APC).
Describing the reports as false and intended to deceive Nigerians, the PDP said all its governors are working with the party leadership and the President. It said there is no cause for any one of them to contemplate leaving the ruling party for the APC that is yet to have an operable structure.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement yesterday said the fact that the PDP took the high moral ground of decency to congratulate the opposition on the formation of the APC does not cover the new party's inadequacies and its destiny to fall apart in no time.
“Nobody leaves a moving train to join an inoperable one. That the PDP took the high moral ground of decency that we are known for, to congratulate the opposition parties on the formation of their new party does not cover its inherent inadequacies.
“So there is no PDP governor that will leave a stable and national party such as the PDP to join the APC. All our governors are working with the National Chairman and the National Working Committee and the President and there is no reason for anyone of them to contemplate leaving PDP for APC”, the statement said.
The PDP also dismissed claims by the opposition that there is disunity in its ranks. Instead, the statement said PDP governors have been paying courtesy calls on the leadership of the party and have been making public statements that they are with the party leadership and the President in his transformation agenda.
“Those who continue to cast aspersions on the PDP and to suggest that there is crisis in the party are completely deluded. For the avoidance of doubt, there is no crisis in the PDP. We are all working together. The governors have been paying courtesy visits to the National Chairman and the National Working Committee and they are working with the President on the transformation agenda. ”, the statement said.
Stating that the opposition elements will soon realize that they are merely chasing shadows, the PDP said it enjoys an overwhelming support from the people and will win more states in the 2015 elections in spite of the APC.
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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