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Ruling party sticks to its religious guns

09 January 2014, 07:56Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party is undeterred by accusations that it is fanning religious tensions in the country.

It said it stood by its statement that APC was promoting religious divisions and challenged the opposition to be “bold enough” to publish the list of its 35 interim officials and state their offices.

The ruling party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said it was “shocking that the APC would attempt to hoodwink Nigerians even in the face of incontrovertible facts exposing its religious inclinations and plots to divide the nation along religious lines.”

The PDP said contrary to the denials posted by the APC in a “hollow” statement on Wednesday, “the revelations by an Islamic cleric, Ambassador Yusuf Garba and the Religious Equity Promotion Council (REPC) that APC seeks to impose an agenda like the Egypt Muslim Brotherhood remains a fact that cannot be brushed aside.”

“Contrary to clams by the APC that the PDP is playing a religious card to overheat the polity the ruling party has decided to buttress an alert to Nigerians on the evil machination of the APC with every sense of duty to ensure that Nigeria remains united as one and not fall to the evil plot of the APC,” Metuh stated.

The ruling party reiterated that it remained committed to the interest of all Nigerians irrespective of religious, tribal, ethnic or regional affiliations adding that it would continue to expose and resist anything that sought to cause divisions among the people and balkanize the country.

It therefore called on Nigerians not to succumb to the “antics” of the APC which it alleged was now bitter that its plans had been exposed.

– CAJ News


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