Daily Trust (Abuja)

9 November 2012

Nigeria: Learn From Romney's Gallantry, PDP Urges Nigerian Politicians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to Nigerian politicians to emulate the attitude of the Republican candidate in the just concluded United States Presidential Elections, Mr. Mitt Romney in his swift congratulation of the re-elected President Barack Obama.

Reacting to the election of President Obama on the platform of the US Democratic Party, national publicity secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh said: "The swift manner of congratulations and the graceful conduct of the defeated candidate is a shining example of patriotism and submission to the overall will of the people."

This act, he noted is one of the elements that have made America's democracy the envy of all nations.

While urging Nigerian politi-cians to take a cue from this, Metuh said: "The greatest threat to the stability of our democracy is the reckless bickering that happens after elections in Nigeria". "A lot of time and energy is decimated on frivolous legal suits and the pursuit of bitterness which indeed affects valuable time for the delivery of electoral promises" he added."

The PDP congratulated the American people on the successes of this election and expressed confidence in President Obama's ability to lead America out of the current economic challenges bedeviling the entire world.

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