Leadership (Abuja)

4 January 2013

Nigerians Can't Trust ACN With Power, Says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it was clear that the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) was adopting propaganda in its engagement of national issues and hence would desist from engaging the party in its criticisms as they are not constructive.

Reacting to the ACN statement that the PDP is preaching ethnic sentiments in its criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh said from the utterances of the ACN, it would be a risk to entrust power to the ACN.

ACN, however, said in its reaction that the PDP has no business remaining in government because it has failed to deliver on its promises.

The PDP said that rather than being objective in its assertions, the ACN was engaging in politics of bitterness, insult and frustration and enjoying propagating by engendering division among the electorate.

"This is why Nigerians cannot trust the ACN or any other party that associates with it with leadership of Nigeria. How can a political party aspiring to the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria be so consumed with preaching and sowing the seeds of bitterness and hatred in the minds of the people they want to lead.

"Nigerians are no fools, they are watching with keen interest the seeds of bitterness and hate that the ACN and other political parties are sowing among the populace. No right thinking Nigerian will cast his or her vote for such a party that propagates schisms, bitterness among us" the PDP said.

Metuh said that the PDP has resolved in 2013 not to engage the ACN or any other opposition party in politics of propaganda and envy, but concentrate on how to ensure that the dividends of democracy are delivered to the electorate.

Meanwhile, ACN said Nigerians were fed up with the PDP and its deceits and eagerly waiting for the merger of the opposition parties to deliver them from the economic bondage of the ruling party.

Speaking with our correspondent in Abuja, the party's National Secretary, Senator Lawal Shuaibu took the ruling party to the cleaners and called on Nigerians to get set to kick the party out from the State House come 2015.

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