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APC, foreign nations said to tarnish Nigeria's image

08 October 2014, 08:03 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of working with foreign interests to tarnish the image of the country.

The party insisted it was behind President Goodluck Jonathan in the steps he is taking to ensure the safety of Nigerians and defend the sovereignty of the nation.
“Our attention has been drawn to a statement by the APC wherein it again embarrassed it-self on issues regarding to genuine efforts by the Federal Government to tackle the security challenges facing our nation.

“Our response to the APC is that we are solidly behind President Goodluck Jonathan in the steps he is taking to ensure the safety of Nigerians and defend our sovereignty as a nation, especially in the light of their connivance with foreign interests to embarrass the government and people of Nigeria," read a PDP statement.

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PDP argued the actions preferred by some foreign nations against the country as it sought solutions to security challenges were "unacceptable" and "totally uncalled"  especially given the cordial relationship with them and the roles Nigeria and Nigerians citizens played in assisting them in their internal struggles.

“Given the rush with which the APC attacked the Presidency, it is clear that they are working hand in glove with foreign interests in a concerted effort to tarnish the image of our dear nation, ridicule our government and frustrate genuine efforts towards ending the insecurity challenges we face as a nation.”

The party added that any responsible opposition which had the interest and welfare of the people at heart as the APC claims would concentrate on proffering solution to the problems of the nation instead of seeking political capital at all times.

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“We have an opposition that has been conniving with foreign interests to destroy the image and unity of their own country as a means to achieve political control.”

The ruling party said the main opposition party in the country must come to terms with the fact that Nigeria as a indivisible nation.

“Our final response is that the PDP and indeed Nigerians of good faith are solidly behind President Jonathan and no amount of blackmail or connivance with foreign interests will deter or detract the PDP-led administration from the resolve to find a permanent solution to the security challenges in our country.”

APC had not commented at the time of going to press

- CAJ News


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