Sunday, July 27, 2014

PDP Accuses APC Of Laundering Image With Kaduna Bombing
Kaduna bombing on July 23, 2014.
Written by Azimazi Momoh Jimoh (Abuja) and Lawrence Njoku (Enugu)
Nigerian Guardian

PDP-LOGO-1Opposition Unmoved By Impeachment, Vows To Take Power In 2015

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as “laughable and lame, attempts by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to use the unfortunate Kaduna bomb attacks which affected the convoy of its leader, General Muhammadu Buhari, to absolve itself of blames for encouraging insurgency in the country.”

    PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement yesterday described earlier statements by the APC and its governors as failed attempts at image laundering, adding that APC’s true identity as a party supportive of violence and disunity in the country is already well known to all.

   Meanwhile, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has described the impeachment of its governors by alleged sponsorship of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as an invitation to anarchy, stressing that it is an indication that the ruling party is threatened.

   The party disclosed that serving officials of government in Enugu State as well as its political leaders were “romancing the party with a view to crossing over”, stressing that the PDP would witness major exodus in its fold before the 2015 general election in the state.

   The party said that threat of impeachment would not dampen its determination to take political control of the government next year, assuring that it remains a formidable force that could turn things around for the country.

  Speaking yesterday during the formal inauguration of the Dr. Ben Nwoye-led Enugu State executive committee of the party, its National Vice Chairman, South East Zone, Chief Emma Enukwu, said no amount of blackmail or propaganda by the PDP will force the opposition party to abandon its project of wresting power form President Jonathan in 2015.

    The PDP said: “Nigerians will recall that when the news of the attack broke out, the PDP took the high moral ground of condemning the development and sympathized with General Muhammadu Buhari, while at the same time calling for a thorough investigation to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

    “We are therefore shocked, disappointed and disgusted that the APC leaders chose to use the ugly development to embark on image laundering.

    “However, their hasty attempts to indict the Presidency and our great party, while exonerating themselves from the widely held notion that they have been promoting insurgency, have raised issues regarding what really happened, especially now that a suspect has been arrested.

    “Nigerians now ponder; they ask, was the attack a setup aimed at scoring some political points? If indeed it was an assassination attempt, was it engineered by internal frictions and crisis of ambition within the APC?

   “Has it to do with some other presidential aspirants in the APC seeing

General Buhari as a threat and obstacle to their ambitions? Or could it be APC’s desperate strategy of trying to disentangle itself from the internationally acknowledged link with terrorists and possibly undermine the planned probe of their involvement by the United Kingdom?

     “These questions have become completely pertinent considering the fact that General Buhari poses no threat whatsoever to any candidate that the

PDP might project. He lost three times to our great party in Presidential elections and will lose the fourth time if he emerges the candidate of the APC. Our advice to APC is that they might as well consider looking inwards if they believe it was an assassination attempt.”

  The PDP reaffirmed its commitment to peace and the welfare of all Nigerians, adding that its leader, President Jonathan, remains a peace-loving, godly and humble man who has continued to reiterate that no political ambition is worth the shedding of blood.

    “We therefore restate that the APC and its leaders (especially General Buhari) pose no threat to any candidate the PDP might have in the general elections, as Nigerians have seen that the APC has no agenda other than promoting violence, religious and ethnic division while pursuing selfish and parochial interests. Indeed, they have failed in this laughable and condemnable attempt to launder their horrible image,” the PDP said.

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