The national secretary said President Jonathan was being ‘persecuted’ for no other reason than being a Nigerian from the minority, arguing that no leader in the history of the country had faced the height of persecution that the president has been subjected to since he assumed office. The PDP further added that this was in spite of the president’s humility and his fidelity to the orthodoxy of all democratic norms and values.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the acts of terrorism and current violence in Nigeria are being sponsored by unpatriotic elements whose aim is to discredit President Goodluck Jonathan. The ruling party declared that the plan was to distract and detract the president and to ruin the transformation agenda, so as to portray him as non-performing and finally ridicule his score card when time reckons. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, issued the appropriate statement on March 18, 2014, Tuesday.“We recall statements by some politicians, vowing to make the country ungovernable for President Jonathan on the eve of the 2011 general elections, and therefore adjure Nigerians to rise against this brute ideology of violence from which a tiny clique of the political class intends to benefit ultimately. It is the climax of wickedness only heard of the Lucifer in the distant bosom of hell fire,” Metuh said. SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>>>>
“This [persecution] is in spite of his proven commitment to the unity and progress of every party of Nigeria irrespective of tribe and religion. Ironically, this is in spite of his proven competence and record delivery of his electoral promises,” Metuh said.
The ruling party called on all well-meaning Nigerians to resist anyone behind the sectarian violence and insurgency in the country and shore up support for the president in his efforts to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.