By Ewache Ajefu
The Peoples Democratic Party has appealed to Nigerian politicians to emulate the attitude of the Republican Candidate in the just concluded United States Presidential Elections, Mr. Mitt Romney in his swift congratulation of the re-elected President Barack Obama.
In the Party’s reaction to the election of President Obama and the Democratic Party in the US, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP Chief Olisa Metuh said “the swift manner of congratulations and the graceful conduct of the defeated candidate is a shining example of patriotism and submission to the overall will of the people”.
“This act, according to the PDP is one of the elements that have made America’s democracy the envy of all nations”.
He urged Nigerian politicians to take a cue from this saying “the greatest threat to the stability of our democracy is the reckless bickering that happen after elections in Nigeria”. “A lot of time and energy is decimated on frivolous legal suits and the pursuit of bitterness which indeed affects valuable time for the delivery of electoral promises” he added.
The PDP congratulated the American people on the successes of this election and expressed confidence in President Obama‘s ability to lead America out of the current economic challenges bedeviling the entire world.
The PDP is particularly delighted at the conciliatory posture of President Obama and his emphasis on the values that unite America rather than the divisions that manifested during the campaign. “President Obama’s constant reference to patriotism and a sense of duty to America by Americans in his acceptance speech is another lesson we must imbibe in our quest to build our democracy. With this election, America has once more blazed the trail in overcoming its internal stratifications for the overall benefit of their country” he concluded.