THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, said it remained on the moral high ground on issues-based electioneering ahead the 2015 general election, compared to the All Progressives Congress (APC), which had never shown its commitment towards the direction.
In a statement made available to newsmen by its national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Tuesday, the PDP dismissed the claim by the APC that the description of its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari as “semi-literate jackboot” by the PDP national secretary, Professor Wale Oladipo, amounted to reneging on the commitment on issues-based campaign.
According to Chief Metuh, “in the PDP, we occupy the moral high ground as far as our commitment to issues-based campaign is concerned. Our word remains our bond. Since we made that commitment, we have focused on issues.
“We have also taken up the responsibility of drawing the attention of Nigerians to the obvious cases of incompetence and failings of the APC and those who aspire to the leadership of our nation through that platform.
“There has never been any instance that we have maliciously attacked the characters of those on the presidential ticket of the APC; rather, we have been alive to our responsibility of offering public service, so that Nigerians will not be deceived.”
The party added that “it is on record that a few days after the commitment alluded to by the APC, Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwakwanso, attacked the person of President Jonathan, describing him as an ‘incompetent Commander-in-Chief.’ No personal attack could be more vicious and unconscionable.”
“Also, the national chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, at the church event to mark the 60th birthday of APC deputy national chairman (South), Chief Segun Oni, in Ifaki-Ekiti, Ekiti State, attacked the person of President Jonathan, describing him as ‘a misfit’ for the presidency of the nation.
“Even my friend, Lai Mohammed, is not blameless. For him to declare to the world that President Jonathan was responsible for the killings of Nigerians by Boko Haram insurgents, when he knows those whose utterances and clandestine activities fuel the insurgency, smacks of political mischief.” -Tribune