The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Nigerians cannot entrust leadership of the nation to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) or any other political party associated with it, because of the politics of bitterness, insult and frustration which they propagate that engenders division among the electorates.
Reacting to the ACN statement that PDP is preaching ethnic sentiments when the party condemned the campaign of calumny and hatred by the Action Congress of Nigeria against President Goodluck Jonathan, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh said, “this is why Nigerians cannot trust the ACN or any other party that associates with it with leadership of Nigeria.
“How can a political party aspiring to the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria be so consumed with the preaching and sowing the seeds of bitterness and hatred in the minds of the people they want to lead.
“Nigerians are no fools, they are watching with keen interest the seeds of bitterness and hate that the ACN and other political parties are sowing among the populace. No right thinking Nigerian will cast his or her votes for such a party that propagates schisms, bitterness among us.
“What we need at this moment of nationhood is unity and brotherliness and not the politics of hatred and bitterness”, Metuh said.
He explained that the PDP as the only national party, represents the dreams and aspirations of all Nigerians, advising that they should be weary of political parties that thrive on the gospels of envy, frustration and bitterness, as they have nothing to show or deliver as dividends of democracy to the electorates.
The PDP spokesman said that it has resolved in 2013 not to engage the ACN or any other opposition party in their evil politics of propaganda and envy, but concentrate on how to ensure that the dividends of democracy are delivered to the electorates.
“If PDP continues to concentrate in replying the ACN or any other party in their gospels of blackmail, abuse and hatred, it will distract us as a party in delivering our goals of ensuring democracy dividends to electorates, as well as improving the standard of livings of the people, which is the main purpose of PDP as a political party”, he said.