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FG has no plan to impose emergency rule

14 May 2013, 07:24

Abuja - The PDP said on Monday that the Federal Government had not reached any decision to impose emergency rule in any state of the federation.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Olisa Metuh, who made the announcement in a statement in Abuja, said that the Presidency had been clear on the issue.

He said that President Goodluck Jonathan had been seeking solutions to the security challenges facing the country in the interest of all Nigerians, noting that the president had equipped security agencies and opened opportunities for dialogue.

Metuh called on opposition parties to support the efforts of the president and stop fanning the embers of violence through negative media publications.

"There have been have unrelenting attacks on the president, PDP leadership, PDP Governors’ Forum even when there is no need for such.

"They are yet to proffer any solution to the insurgency.

"This is a clear testimony that the opposition indeed, has nothing to offer.

"We also recall that the opposition parties had severally accused the PDP of trying to scuttle their merger plan.

"Instead of admitting that they lacked the capacity and organisational skills to form and maintain a national party," Metuh said.

He charged the opposition to show patriotism in responding to national issues and to also know that integrity, values and reputation are worth more than mere political successes.



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