PDP not a party of im­punity - Me­tuh

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

The na­tional pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Me­tuh, has said the party was not about shar­ing money with im­punity as some peo­ple think, stress­ing that it has the phi­los­o­phy of trans­fer­ring wealth to all Nige­ri­ans.

Speak­ing at a one-day in­ten­sive work­shop on ex­ter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tion for zonal pub­lic­ity sec­re­taries and some state pub­lic­ity sec­re­taries, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the In­ter­na­tional Repub­li­can In­sti­tute (IRI) in Abuja yes­ter­day, Me­tuh said the PDP re­mained the party that was in­ter­ested in peace build­ing across the na­tion.

“While some think PDP rep­re­sents im­punity and shar­ing of money, the fact that the party rep­re­sents na­tional in­ter­est has not been ques­tioned.

“Our phi­los­o­phy has been trans­fer of wealth for the en­tire pop­u­lace; we pray that it will not get to the time when they will not ask this gov­ern­ment ‘where is the money?’. Ser­vice is not re­stricted to when you are in power or of­fice; democ­racy is all about check and bal­ance,” Me­tuh said.

The PDP spokesman urged the del­e­gates to ap­ply in­tegrity on in­for­ma­tion that emanate from the party, adding that: “you must level with the pub­lic; it is when Nige­ri­ans see that the party be­lieves in the truth that they will be­lieve you.”

Coun­try Di­rec­tor of IRI, Sen­tell Bernes, said IRI is work­ing to strengthen Nige­ria’s democ­racy and pledged to col­lab­o­rate with the PDP, now and in the fu­ture. A Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Benue State, Chief Abu King Shu­luwa, yes­ter­day posited that his party would re­claim the state in the 2019 gen­eral elec­tion.

Shu­luwa in a chat with news­men in Makurdi also de­bunked in­sin­u­a­tions that the PDP is in to­tal dis­ar­ray, not­ing that de­spite the fact that the party is still shocked over los­ing the state to the op­po­si­tion All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), its struc­tures are in place.

“Let no­body de­ceive him­self that we have no PDP in the state. The shock of los­ing elec­tion is what ap­pears to some peo­ple that the party is not on ground. We have more PDP sup­port­ers in the state than any other party, and we will wres­tle power from them (APC). PDP will wres­tle power in 2019,” he said.

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