Statements credited to Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in which he condemned the declaration of state of emergency in three northern states by President Goodluck Jonathan as an attack on the North is threatening to tear the emerging All Progress Congress into shreds.
We gathered that quarreling, divisions and dissensions marred the meeting of those in the merger, namely Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Abuja. Addressing the development, Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh said the attack on the party after the meeting was nothing but an attempt to cover up what went on during the meeting.
“Instead of unnecessarily attacking the PDP, the ACN and its co-traveller, Congress for Progressive Change(CPC) should be bold enough to tell Nigerians the outcome of their meetings, where their members were sharply divided over comments of their leader, General Muhammadu Buhari, condemning the decision of the Federal Government to root out insurgency in the country and describing it as an attack on the north”, he said. Metuh added that many of their members have now realised that they are in the wrong boat captained by insensitive religious and tribal bigots.
“This can only vindicate the PDP, which has continued to caution Nigerians against being deceived by wolves parading themselves as saviours”. According to him, it is now clear that the opposition parties have nothing to offer.
“The barking of 20 dogs can never scare an elephant. These frustrated tribal cum religious associations can never be equated to a national party”, he said.