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Transition: PDP Faults APC’s Claim Of Uncooperative Attitude From Presidency


Olisa Metuh

Olisa Metuh

From Azimazi Momoh Jimoh, Abuja THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as diversionary and unnecessary, the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the Presidency was not cooperating in the transition process.

The party charged the APC to put its house in order, come straight and tell the nation the confusion in its camp instead of trying to shift blames.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement yesterday said the meetings of the transition and inauguration committees of both parties have been going on fruitfully and wondered where the false alarm was coming, saying it was a measure of confusion in the APC camp.

“While we understand Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s excitement in the euphoria of his party’s unexpected victory, we view the APC’s provocative statement, especially the unguarded invectives on the Presidency and PDP as an unfortunate display of arrogance and falsehood ostensibly aimed at heating up the system and creating room to cover for its inadequacies thereby inventing excuses for any failure in office.

“We can confirm that the APC Transition Committee led by Mallam Ahmed Joda has met at least twice with the Presidency team led by Vice President Namadi Sambo while the Timipre Sylva-led APC Inauguration Committee has been meeting almost on a daily basis with the PDP team led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

It is therefore most uncharitable for the APC to attempt to mislead the people by claiming that the PDP-led Presidency was not cooperating in the process,” Metuh said.

He added: “Although the ruling party suffered some electoral set back, Nigerians are witnesses to the fact that the PDP has remained humble in defeat while focusing on rebuilding and reinventing itself. Such should not in anyway warrant the unnecessary attacks, vituperations and insults from the APC.

“As we look up from the lowest level we have ever fallen, we are fully determined to start the process of ascending back to an acceptable level in earnest. The APC must therefore learn to be decent and cease to be arrogant as that would amount to taking the goodwill of the people for granted.

“What should be of more concern to an incoming government like APC is the negative signals and the rising worries by Nigerians over its flip-flops and apparent nervousness of its President-elect who has started reneging on his campaign promises.

“Nigerians were bewildered when they heard General Buhari renege on his messianic posture and told them in clear terms not to expect him to rapidly fix the problems of nation as he had promised during the campaign.”

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