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Change from politics of bitterness, desperation, PDP tells APC

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA — AHEAD of next month’s presidential and general elections, national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, to change from politics of bitterness and desperation.

The PDP in a statement by National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, noted that as both parties continued with campaigns across the country, APC should learn from it and its leaders on how to engage on issues-based campaigns.

It, however, described as laughable and diversionary recent statement by the APC which revolved around the need for issues-based campaign it blatantly refused to practise.

The PDP noted that in keeping with its ideology and strict adherence to democratic tenets and good conduct, it had based its campaigns on record of verifiable achievements and roadmap for a more prosperous future, in line with the visions of its founding fathers.

The party stated: “For instance, in the last four weeks, our press statements and rallies have focused on profiling the performance of our administration, showcasing to Nigerians with facts and figures the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan in key sectors of the economy.

“These sectors include education where we have ensured greater access to quality learning through interventions such as the Back-To-School programme, the Almajiri system of education, establishment of new universities and a host of other programmes; in transport, where we have revived the railways and the inland waterways as well as the massive investments in road infrastructure and power.”


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