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No alternative to PDP - Maku

14 August 2013, 11:27

Abuja - The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, said there is no alternative to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in terms of leadership quality, vision and delivery of democracy dividends.

The minister stated this on Tuesday in Abuja, at the briefing of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) on the ministry's activities in the last two years.

He added that it was only a PDP-led Federal Government that could guarantee the independence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).  

He stressed that the transparent elections, which the opposition party is presently enjoying, could only be guaranteed by the ruling PDP.

The minister said that the contradiction in the polity was affecting the operations of the ministry.

"We have contradictions in the polity and these are one of the things that are affecting the way we are perceived and these are the constraint of our works.

"We have in our ruling party voices that tend to run down what we have achieved,’’ the minister noted.

Maku said that the situation was made worse by such party members who delight in running down the PDP-led government in spite of its achievements across the country.

He called on party members to refrain from such habits, adding that a political party should celebrate its achievement no matter the grievance among party members.

The minister, however, said that there was a limit a party members could disagree with his party.

He said that the PDP had been the only party since the inception of democracy in the country that had ensured true development.

Maku added that the impact of the party on the nation's democracy and political history could not be undermined.

He stressed that the Federal Government had been doing well in a negative atmosphere considering the country`s challenges, especially the Boko Haram insurgence which he noted had negatively affected her image.

He said that though the situation had effected the country's image home and aboard, saying that the ministry had developed a strategic work plan to address the situation.

Maku said that effort was on to make the people have confidence on government by ensuring strategic communication on government policies and programme, promoting national consciousness and building a positive image for the country.

He said that the ministry was providing an effective and regulatory environment for the media and other industries to strive while preserving the countries archival heritage.

The minister charged the media to report more on development issues and less on personalities, this he said would help the country's development.

He also tasked the media to join effort with other security agencies in the fight against insecurity in the country through their reportage.

 - NAN


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