by Lekan Olanrewaju
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has stated that contrary to certain opinions, it is not responsible for any destabilisation in the country. The National Security Adviser, General Owoye Azazi had previously accused the PDP of being responsible for the recent spate of violence in the country but the PDP has once again dismissed such claims, stating that the party is on the side of Nigerians.
“There is no way we can destabilise the nation we are ruling.” said the Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Sam Jaja over the weekend. “Such thinking could be an attempt to vilify the PDP. I will advise that great men of this country should take the issue as reputable and not trivialise it or fight the PDP; it is not right.”
“Those statements are political and we are not taking them seriously,” he continued.
He went on to assure Nigerians that all was being done to combat the insecurity in the country, saying: “The government is doing a lot to ensure lives and properties are being protected. The FG is doing much, the States are doing more and we call on the Local Governments to do much more.”
The party also expressed it’s support for the prosecution of all involved with the mismanagement of fuel subsidy, but advised Nigerians to be patient.
Part of the report of the PDP 2012 National Congresses and Convention Planning Committee submitted last Wednesday to the national leadership of the party in Abuja read: “We must allow government to articulate the findings of the House of Representatives and engender necessary legal action through the appropriate agencies of government.”