By Henry Umoru
AHEAD of the formal inauguration of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari,retd, National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP promised yesterday that it will provide a decent and credible opposition where it would not, as a party, insult a sitting president.
According to PDP, as a party in opposition, it would constructively proffer sound alternatives to the policies and programmes of the in-coming administration without recourse to insults, propaganda and deceit.
Disclosing this at an FRCN political programme on Thursday evening, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh noted that PDP would never insult or denigrate the office and person of the Nigerian President.
“The PDP is a political party built on values, tradition and utmost respect for democratic tenets. Our manifesto and ideology center on national peace, stability and prosperity and we shall uphold this at all times. In this wise, the PDP as always, will continue to work in the general interest of the Nigerian people.’’
“We will not resort to insults, blackmail and lies with the aim to distract or ridicule the person or office of the President. However, we must state in very strong terms that we will not allow them to lead the nation astray. So we will firmly oppose any anti-people policy and programmes as may be introduced by the APC.
“We will do this by presenting sound alternatives in such a manner that Nigerians will be the utmost beneficiaries especially on issues that will lead the nation in the path of national unity and development”, Metuh said while responding to questions at the programme.
Commenting on the conduct of the April 11, 2015 governorship and state assembly elections, Metuh who lamented that the process was characterized by brazen irregularities against the PDP in most states, however upbraided INEC and security agencies for what he described as the barefaced over zealousness on the part of some of their personnel to please the winners of the Presidential elections.