Monday, 4 January 2016

PDP asks APC to accept constructive criticism

PDP vs APC
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria has asked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept with equanimity, constructive criticisms of their administration.

In a statement on Saturday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said it was “unfortunate that the APC and its leaders, who gleefully and unjustifiably poured invectives on former President Goodluck Jonathan in the guise of playing the role of an opposition party, would not want to condone criticisms”.

The PDP made the statement in response to comments it said the National Chairman of the APC, Mr John Oyegun, made after the PDP criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s responses at a media chart on December 30, 2015.
It said: “Unlike the APC that denigrated the office and person of former President Jonathan by wrongly depicting him as ‘clueless and incompetent’, the PDP remains the most decent, mature and constructive opposition party in our democracy and we have evidenced great respect for the person and exalted office of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The PDP is a very responsible opposition party; our leaders are mature; and we have demonstrated so in our critique of the President’s responses during the maiden Presidential Media Chat. We have reviewed President Buhari’s performance and concluded that it was uninspiring.
“The PDP remains the most decent, mature and constructive opposition party in our democracy and we have evidenced great respect for the person and exalted office of President Muhammadu Buhari”.
According to the PDP, Mr Oyegun had warned that the APC “may not condone such anymore”, a statement it said was against the freedom that Nigerians had.

The party further accused the ruling party of planning to completely decimate the opposition by raking up all manner of allegations of corruption against the Goodluck Jonathan administration and leaders of the PDP with a view to taking them to court on orchestrated charges.


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