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.


Parties lash PDP over religion stance

09 January 2014, 07:56Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has cautioned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against stoking religious tensions after the ruling party lost some legislators to the All Progressives Congress.

“The day CNPP witnessed mass exodus of PDP members - five Governors of the PDP, legislators and other prominent members – defecting to APC we sensed danger coming from the PDP and called on the APC to stop further admission of PDP members. We never expected PDP to take the dangerous route of annihilation and therefore wish to remind the PDP that the best way to cushion the mass exodus of their members to APC is not by stocking the fire of religion to burn down the country; but by introspection and deep reflection on why their members are aggrieved,” CNPP National Publicity Secretary, Osita Okechukwu, stated.

Okechukwu said the CNPP appreciated the “desperation” of the PDP to win 2015 general elections.

However, the official said, the core ingredient of every election in liberal democracy was a referendum on the incumbent, not on branding or demonizing the opponent.

“Accordingly, we challenge the PDP to as a matter of urgent national importance to publicly state the steps the APC has taken so far to balkanize the country, the master-minds; failure of which we take it that the PDP is preparing grounds for the arrest, and detention of APC stalwarts and possibly the execution of the Abacha-scheme, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo mentioned in his letter to President Jonathan. Otherwise how can PDP stoke fear and hate in an already traumatized country, without using the security agencies under its command to thoroughly investigate the spurious propaganda statement dished out by a prominent supporter of the party.”

– CAJ News


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...