Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


PDP charges opposition parties to engage in politics of issues

28 January 2014, 20:57

Umuahia - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday charged the opposition parties in the country to engage in politics of issues rather than attacking personalities.

The PDP Chairman in Abia, Emma Nwaka, who gave the charge when he briefed  newsmen in Umuahia, said constructive criticism would help to develop the nation.

Nwaka expressed disappointment at the way and manner opposition parties were busy harassing the Federal Government rather than engage in constructive criticism.

"What the opposition is doing is just only harassing the government, but that is not what opposition is all about.

"If you are sincere in putting a ruling party on its toes, then opposition is expected to offer constructive criticism.

"If there is anything you feel the government is not doing well you recommend what you feel is a better alternative," he said.

Nwaka described the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a good development, saying that it would make the nation’s politics competitive.

On the time-table released by INEC for the 2015 general election, the PDP chairman said "we are not leaving any stone unturned".

Nwaka said that although PDP would not write off any party, it was not threatened by opposition in the forthcoming general election.

-  NAN


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...