The leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday insisted that elections must hold everywhere in Nigeria, including the northeast beset by incessant attacks by terrorists.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh made the party’s position known while speaking on a live radio programme in Abuja, on Wednesday. According to him, there was no reason elections would not be held in such areas, “after all, these states which are being controlled by the opposition had successfully conducted council elections at the peak of insurgency while bye-elections to the state and national assemblies were held during the period, so, what are they saying?
“If the state governors in the affected states have been alive to their responsibilities as being done by the PDP-controlled Federal Government, the situation would have been brought under control, rather, they are busy attacking the President and our party as responsible for the insecurity and that elections will not hold in the affected states, elections must hold and PDP will spring surprises,” he declared.
“That is a shallow and callous thinking from the opposition, how can the President be sponsoring crisis in a country he is presiding,even the President made it cleared on several occasions that his presidential does not deserve the blood of any Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan is a refined gentle man who will never have such a sinister motive against anybody or his father land.”
Metuh also described as regrettable, the fact that some leading members of the APC, who are making derogatory comments about the President and the PDP were former members, “who got to where they are today on our platform before they defected. One of then even said that if APC did not win the 2015 Presidential election, they will not go to court but will go and form a parallel government.” said Metuh.