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PDP welcomes new opposition leadership

16 June 2014, 08:39

Abuja - THE ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the new elected leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

It congratulated Chairman, John Oyegun, National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and other newly elected officers for their emergence at their party’s National Convention and charged them to ensure a vibrant opposition "devoid of bitterness, desperation and divisive tendencies."

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement, tasked the new leadership to “ensure an issue based opposition that will purposefully and constructively engage and challenge the PDP with decency and maturity as prescribed by democratic tenets and principles.”

The ruling party said Nigerians deserved a vibrant and patriotic opposition driven only by the national interest.

 The PDP charged the new APC leadership to “put the unity and welfare of Nigerians ahead of other considerations and jettison all divisive tendencies including unguarded statements that overheat the polity and pitch Nigerians against one another”.

The party nonetheless asserted its pre-eminent position and widest acceptance among Nigerians across the board despite the APC new leadership which it said posed no threat at all.

The ruling party said it remained the only party that had continued to be committed to the national interest, as well as providing level playing ground for all Nigerians to achieve their aspirations irrespective of religious, ethnic and gender considerations. - CAJ News


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