Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Poverty Not Responsible for Criminal Attacks - PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked insinuations that poverty is the basis for the sudden wave of criminal attacks on innocent citizens in the country.

This denial is contained in a statement he issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the National Publicity Secretary of the party in Abuja on Friday.

The statement was in alliance with President Goodluck Jonathan's position on the Boko Haram insurgence when he spoke with a foreign media recently.

Metuh said that Jonathan was right to say that Boko Haram insurgence was not a product of poverty or misrule as was being insinuated.

"The president is absolutely right when he declared that the Boko Haram phenomenon was not a product of misrule or poverty but a local terror group.

"The PDP has thrown its weight behind Jonathan for his forthrightness on national issues, especially the Boko Haram insurgency," Metuh said.

On the power sector, Metuh said that the president was also correct to declare that there had been tremendous improvement under his administration.

He gave assurance that the nation would achieve enviable level of stability in power supply before the end of 2013.

The PDP image maker added that the president's interview with the foreign media showed his, "forthrightness, candor and simplicity in addressing national issues".

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