The leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday alleged that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) is detracting President Goodluck Jonathan with its constant criticisms of his policies and strategies against the insurgents in the country.
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, alleged that the opposition’s ‘sustained insults, vituperations, lies and unending schemes’ were laid out plots to cause confusion and ultimately truncate the nation’s democracy.
The PDP said “in continuously hauling insults against a democratically elected President, upon whose shoulders lies the sacred mandate freely given by the Nigerian people, the APC is directly insulting Nigerians and showing their disdain for the institution of democracy.
“The National Chairman and the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP find it very disturbing that the APC leadership made up of elderly persons who ordinary should have a sense of self respect and decorum, could condescend so low and resort to the use of uncouth language against the office and person of the President out of sheer frustration, bitterness and envy.
“They have continued to show themselves as extremely unpatriotic elements blinded by narrow pursuit of power for very ignoble reasons for which they have contracted foreigners to undermine the government of their own nation using negative paid write-ups and advertorials to dish out lies and vituperations against the Federal Government.
“Having realized that they shall never be elected into the Presidency, these ill-bred and uncultured elements are now using every means to denigrate and desecrate the presidency, bring it to public ridicule, poison the minds of the people and incite them against the government and set the ground for confusion and mayhem ahead of the 2015 elections.
“In constantly criticizing every strategy adopted by the President in the war against terrorism, the APC has not only confirmed its preference for insurgency but also exposed its underlining design to distract the government and frustrate the over-all anti-terrorism efforts.
“We therefore invite Nigerians to note that the APC remains a party which has nothing to offer than to attack well-meaning individuals and institutions of governments and sowing seeds of discord among peace loving people in our country. Theirs is clearly a question of the evil drummer who drums under the cover of the bush only to to jump unto the footpath and mount enquiry regarding where the drumbeats came from,” the party stated.