The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, raised the alarm that the party has uncovered plans by the opposition to discredit President Goodluck Jonathan, its state governors and other elected and political appointees at all levels of government.
Speaking while receiving in audience zonal publicity secretaries of the party, who were on a visit to the National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja, its national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, alleged that the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) had mapped out strategies to embark on massive press war against the PDP and all its elected and appointed officials, with the sole aim of discrediting the party before Nigerians and the international community.
Metuh, who said the propaganda war would kick off in a couple of weeks from now, disclosed that the two political parties had budgeted huge amount of money for the prosecution of the agenda.
“We want to alert the members of the public that we have uncovered fresh plot by the opposition; particularly the ACN and the CPC to embark on press war against President Jonathan, our state governors and others.
“They have budgeted huge amount of money to unleash lies, falsehood and propaganda against the PDP and its elected officers at all levels of government.
“We are tired of replying to their lies, propaganda and falsehood. We believe in constructive criticism, if they have issues, let them come out for an open debate. What do they want? We are challenging them to a public debate, majority of them are failed politicians, who have nothing to offer,” he said.
While stating that the PDP administration led by President Jonathan had tried to stabilise the nation’s economy, despite world economic depression, Chief Metuh appealed to members of the public to disregard “the falsehood and lies which will soon be dished out by the opposition and remain focused.”