NAN – The PDP National Working Committee (NWC), has criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) for holding political rally in Ekiti a day after the May 20 twin bomb explosions in Jos.
Mr Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the party, at a news briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, said the APC had remained “hypocritical in the face of loss of lives caused by the insurgents”.
Metuh, who spoke at the end of a meeting of the NWC, expressed shock that while the nation was still mourning the death of those who died in the Jos and Kano bombings, the APC was engaged in a political rally in Ekiti.
He said that while the PDP called off its rally in Ekiti in honour of the victims of the Jos and Kano bombings while the APC was celebrating in the same state.
This, the party spokesman said, was more worrisome as the debris of the bombings was yet to be cleared.
Metuh said that it was ironic that the APC which had lost its voice found it whenever there was a bomb blast in the country.
“This gives us concern and we are bringing it to the consciousness of Nigerians for them to judge,’’ he stressed.
Metuh declared that rather than join forces with the Federal Government to fight acts of insurgency in the country, the APC had engaged itself in blame game and instigating the people against the government.
He claimed that the APC was engaging in propaganda and misinformation, adding that Nigerians would not be deceived.
He cautioned Nigerians and the international community to be wary of the APC which, he said, had vowed to make the country ungovernable.
“APC is the major beneficiary of terrorism in this country. We stand by our statement that APC celebrates terrorism.
“We didn’t say APC bombed Nyanya, Kano or Jos. What we said is that APC by their actions and utterances, promote violence.
“If they do so, they cannot shy away from the fact that they fueled violence,” Metuh maintained.
The PDP spokesman said that even in the face of the country`s present challenges, the PDP was a better alternative to Nigerians even though the party had not lived up to the expectations of all.
“We are a developing democratic country. Even in developed democracies, things are not perfect.
“The truth is that even if we had made mistakes, Nigerians know that APC and the opposition is not an option.
“Nigerians are left with the only choice of supporting the PDP the only true national party,’’ he said.
He said that the APC was made up of tribal and religious group that had nothing to offer the people.