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… Manifesto a product of ‘Janjaweed’ ideology – PDP

A statement by the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Chief  Olisa Metuh said the manifesto which ranked security of lives and  property low and …

A statement by the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Chief  Olisa Metuh said the manifesto which ranked security of lives and  property low and  gave no clue as to its  preparedness to tackle  terrorism was a tacit acknowledgment that the party could be benefiting from the mayhem.
“ When last year in its first official outing, the leaders of the APC  said terrorism in Nigeria would disappear within 100 days of APC leadership, Nigerians did ask if they knew the characters in crime and  their sponsors. APC gave silence as an answer while Nigerians kept wondering.  Today, the Party has released its manifesto with loud silence on the matter so that Nigerians would not raise further questions  on the face behind the terrorism mask,” Metuh said.
The PDP said the APC by its manifesto has shown it has  no credible recipe for job creation nor the strength of character to   fight corruption more than the PDP is doing.
“The PDP created anti corruption agencies- the ICPC, the EFCC and established the Freedom of Information Act to further give teeth to  the war on graft.  The PDP led federal government has also shown no  preferences in its battle on corruption as senior party leaders as  well relations have at one time or another been made to face the law   on charges of corruption,” he said.
Metuh said  the defence of  the suspended Central Bank Governor by the APC was because the leaders of the party benefited from contracts awarded by Sanusi.
It said nothing showcases the anti-democratic ambience of  the APC than its inability to conduct a properly constituted  congresses and convention to elect its substantive officers almost a year after formation, clearly stating that “the strange bed fellows  have merged but the structures are refusing to integrate, hence, crisis and disagreements in its ranks.”