The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the unfolding political events in the country are a concrete indication that the party will win the presidency in 2015.
This is contained in a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, in Abuja on Sunday.
Metuh said that the unfolding political event was also a sign that the PDP would win more states in 2015.
He welcomed opposition parties and particularly the yet to be registered All Progressive Congress (APC) to electoral contest in 2015, but noted that they were already “doomed to fail”.
According to him, Nigerians have since realised that they are “merely strange bed fellows who have nothing to offer but united by bitterness, frustration and religious and tribal sentiments”.
He said that the PDP remained the party to beat because of its democratic stance and formidable structures across the country.
“This is why the PDP will continue to win elections. The PDP is the only party that has formidable structures in all the wards, local government and states of the federation.
“We have the platform and a level playground to accommodate the views of everyone. People are free to express their views as a family. We galvanise the views for the common good, united by our commitment to serve the people,” Metuh said.
He, however, called on PDP members to close ranks and remain united.
He maintained that the divergent view in the PDP was a reflection of its democratic stance where all members had opportunity to air their views and to freely canvass their opinions.
This, he noted, was unlike what was obtained in opposition parties where opinions and views of members were muzzled by “political godfathers”.
“Internal disagreements are actually a reflection of the democratic stance of the PDP. The PDP is the only party where people are absolutely free to express their views and freely canvass their opinions.
“Unlike in the opposition parties where the views and opinions of members are muzzled by their godfathers,” he said.
He dismissed as “shadow chasing and day dreaming”, boasts by leaders of the yet to be registered opposition coalition, the APC, that they would take over government in 2015.
“Power lies only with the people and not in the hands of few desperate individuals,” the PDP spokesman, said.
He added that the opposition alliance would soon be in disarray because most of those in the ranks would be betrayed and victimised by godfathers who see the coalition as their personal estates.
He stressed that the PDP believes in the people, adding that no individual group or tribe owns the party. (NAN)
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.
The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.
Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”
The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.
Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
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