Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the emergence of former Military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, as the Presidential flag bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections.
The ruling party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said this would be the fourth time General Buhari will be contesting in the presidential elections, thus suggesting a PDP victory was a foregone conclusion.
“On each of the three previous occasions, he failed to articulate a vision of the future that was acceptable to Nigerians. On each occasion his brand of politics was rejected across Nigeria. Apart from changing to a dinner suit, General Buhari, has not changed the tired ideas and provocative utterances that Nigerians rejected in previous elections,” the statement read.
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The party hopes that Buhari will conduct a campaign that is issue based and devoid of ethno-religious sentiments.
“We hope that this time round, General Buhari will conduct a campaign that is issue based and devoid of ethno-religious sentiments. We are convinced that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains the only truly National Political Party in Nigeria, a platform on which all Nigerians can pursue their legitimate aspirations.”
It added that despite the distractions, President Goodluck Jonathan had a genuine record of accomplishments on which to run and deserves a second term.
“We also believe that despite the distractions, President Goodluck Jonathan has a genuine record of accomplishments on which to run and deserves a second term. President Jonathan's re-election will guarantee unity and stability for Nigerians. His second term will also deliver prosperity to Nigerians.”
- CAJ News