By Lawrence Olaoye
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesteryear accused the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) of frustrating all efforts geared towards the curtailment of the activities of the terrorists in the country.
The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, stated that “Given the rush with which the APC attacked the Presidency, it is clear that they are working hand in glove with foreign interests in a concerted effort to tarnish the image of our dear nation, ridicule our government and frustrate genuine efforts towards ending the insecurity challenges we face as a nation,”
He accused the opposition of embarrassing the government on all its genuine efforts in tackling the insecurity challenges facing the country ‘especially in the light of their connivance with foreign interests to embarrass the government and people of Nigeria.
“We state categorically that the actions preferred by some foreign nations against our dear country as we seek solution to our security challenges are unacceptable and totally uncalled for, especially given our cordial relationship with them and the roles Nigeria and Nigerians citizens played in assisting them in their internal struggles.
“Any responsible opposition which has the interest and welfare of the people at heart, as the APC claims0, would concentrate on proffering solution to the problems of the nation instead of seeking political capital at all times. Instead, we have an opposition that has been conniving with foreign interests to destroy the image and unity of their own country as a means to achieve political control.
“The APC is aptly likened to a quarrelsome wife, who daily goes to the market place to discuss her marital problems. We ask, does such a woman seeks the unity or disintegration of her home? In the same vein Nigerians wonder if the APC is really interested in the unity and corporate existence of our nation. Are they trying to destroy our country as a means to achieve political control through the back door?
“The APC must come to terms with the fact that Nigeria as a indivisible nation has come to stay. They must know that Nigerians are resolute in their determination to live together as one people.
Our final response is that the PDP and indeed Nigerians of good faith are solidly behind President Jonathan and no amount of blackmail or connivance with foreign interests will deter or detract the PDP-led administration from the resolve to find a permanent solution to the security challenges in our country”.