ABUJA—NATIONAL leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday warned leaders, governors and elders of All Progressives Congress, APC, to respect the office of the President of the country and stop insulting him.
According to the party, such an act poses a threat to the very survival of democracy and Nigeria as a nation.
The PDP also expressed concern that the warning last week by security experts that some opposition leaders might be planning to intensify mayhem against Nigerians to justify their only campaign point, might be responsible for the increased spate of bombings, following the declaration of President Jonathan to contest the 2015 presidential election.
The PDP also raised alarm that while it was preparing for the 2015 general elections with a view to winning, the APC was actively planning to scheme itself into power in 2015, using violent uprising as replacement for planned peaceful polls.
The PDP in a statement yesterday by National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, threatened to take on the APC if its leaders failed to stop denigrating the office of the President through their utterances, warning that enough was enough.
The statement read: “PDP will no longer condone the deliberate, unwarranted and sustained vicious attacks on the person and office of the President, the institutions of democracy and the unity of the nation by the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.
“The PDP will no longer fold its hands while the desperate desire of the APC for power unchains undisciplined impulses and actions posing a threat to the very survival of democracy and the nation.
“The PDP has been watching carefully as the rank and file of the APC, the governors, party leaders, presidential hopefuls and even sidekicks run amok, competing in a heavily subjective castigation of President Goodluck Jonathan with incendiary utterances, signposting its plans for the dastardly when it loses in next year’s general elections.
Source: Vanguard Nigeria
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