The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for reversing the planned introduction of N5000 currency note by the Central Bank of Nigeria, describing the action as another clear indication of the responsiveness of the administration to the wishes of the people.
“The PDP led Federal Government under President Goodluck Jonathan has a listening ear. “Power to the People” is the slogan of our great party. The President has once more demonstrated that this slogan is inviolable and that under us, power really belongs to the people.”
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Chief Olisa Metuh said PDP will continue to anchor its policies and programmes on the needs of the people and will not relent in upholding interest of the nation.
“The primary concern of the PDP is to ensure the welfare of the generality of Nigerians. We know full well that the opinion of the people in every government policy and action matters a lot if we must achieve this cardinal premise of our manifesto. This is the essence of this decision by the President to reverse the introduction of the N5000.”
The statement commended the National Assembly for being the true representative of the people and stated that the synergy between it and the Executive is a sure way to achieve unimpeded success of the transformation programme
“The critical role of the National Assembly as the representatives of the people is tangentially commendable at this at this juncture. We pay a deserving tribute to the maturity of the leadership of the National Assembly, the Senate President, Sen.David Mark(GCON) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal (CFR) in meeting with the President and in working together with him to guarantee the best for the nation. There is no better way to express that democracy under our great Party as guardian has come of age.”
“We also commend Nigerians for their constructive criticisms of our programmes. Our Party appreciates this pivotal role of the public in the making of good governance and shall continue to promote it. It is for this reason that we established the Freedom of Information Act so that every Nigerian will have unrestricted access to information and be educated enough to make contribution on how the nation is governed. It is also in pursuit of this vision of the founding fathers of the PDP that we opened up the telecommunication industry with the introduction of the GSM so that Nigerians will tap all advantages offered by the traditional and social media to relegate ignorance and engender wide, robust debate on national issues, making fertile ideas available for those in positions of authority.