Abuja - The
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged Nigerians, irrespective of leanings,
to rally round the APC–led government to end Boko Haram insurgency in the
Chief Olisa Metuh, PDP National
Publicity Secretary, gave the advice on Friday in Abuja when he received the
executive of an NGO, North Youth Network.
The NGO, led by its President, Mr
Mike Msuaan, was on a courtesy visit to the National Publicity Secretary.
Metuh said: "the current
insurgency is not against any political party, but against Nigeria and its
citizens and as such, demands the collective efforts of all Nigerians to
"It is God that joins Nigerians
together nobody or organisation has the right to separate them.
"PDP remains supportive of the
efforts of the Federal Government to see to the end of the insurgency.’’
The PDP spokesman said that as an
opposition party, the PDP would be constructive in its criticism of government
prgrammes and actions for the development of the country.
He, however, advised the
government to guide against being selective in its programmes to the people, to
ensure maximum dividends of democracy to the people.
Metuh reiterated that the
commitment of the PDP to remain an open, transparent and responsible political
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Commenting on the inconclusive
governorship election in Bayelsa, the PDP image maker, called on INEC to
conclude the poll and similar elections within 30 days.
He said that timely conclusion of
the election would give the people more voice to contribute to issues bothering
on national development.
Metuh commended the executive and
members of the NGO for their commitment to the concept of being positive agent
of development and urged them to continue in that light.
Earlier, Msuaan commended Metuh
for the matured way he had been handling information management of the PDP.
He described the PDP as the `most
constructive party’ in its criticism of the governing party and urged Metuh to
continue to be the “voice of the voiceless,’’ to ensure good governance.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
reports that highlight of the visit was the presentation of an award of
excellence on Metuh by the NGO.
Members of the NGO, cutting
across the 36 states of the federation attended the occasion.