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PDP claims opposition shamed by Jonathan declaration

13 November 2014, 18:29

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party welcomed the support from Nigerians on the declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term.

The ruling party claimed the "overwhelming support  and catalogue of unprecedented verifiable achievements marshalled out have thrown the APC into confusion."

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Thursday said the APC in their “characteristic manner, instead of accepting the successes already acknowledged by Nigerians, went into their usual shadowboxing and mischievous propaganda in a failed attempt to score a cheap political point.”

“Nigerians, by their massive support on Tuesday showed that they know the truth and are solidly behind their President.”

The statement said notwithstanding that he defied the expectations of the terrorists and their sponsors to go ahead with the declaration, a day after the Potiskum bombing, the President and the PDP stand unyieldingly by the mourning families as his disposition, speech and mobilizing of over 100 000 Nigerians in prayers at the event clearly showed.

Also read: Jonathan, PDP Senators reconcile

The APC to cry wolf over this declaration which was scheduled almost a month before the bombing, means the opposition party is either lacking in institutional memory or suffering from a deliberate amnesia, PDP stated.

“Nigerians may recall that on the 20th of May, 2014, there was a twin bomb blasts in the city of Jos, killing 118 people and wounding at least 56 others.

"However, this tragedy on the nation did not restrain the APC from holding its so called “Mega Rally” in Ekiti the very next day, May 21 in promotion of the gubernatorial campaigns of the then Governor Kayode Fayemi."

Next year's general poll is expected to be a stiff contest between the two rival parties.

 - CAJ News


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