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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

PDP To Nigerians: You Must Respect Buhari

In preparation for the 55th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called urged Nigerians to refrain from disrespecting President Muhammadu Buhari.The PDP, in a statement signed by Chief Olisa Metuh, the national publicity secretary, told Nigerians to show more patriotism, desist from insulting President Buhari, and exhibit actions that promote democratic ideals and peaceful co-existence at all levels in the country.
“In this regard, the PDP urges all citizens to have full respect for the office and person of the symbol of the leadership of our great country, the President. The President can be constructively criticized, but under no circumstance should he be abused or insulted in any way and under any guise whatsoever.

“On this note therefore, we expect those around our dear President to be cautious and desist from actions and utterances that tend to set him up for public ridicule,” the party stressed.
According to the press statement published on the party’s website, the citizens of the country were congratulated for keeping faith in ‘project Nigeria’ and working together in building a strong nation.
The communique noted that it is the existing bonds of unity that has made the country one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Nigerians were obliged to use the anniversary to recommit to respecting their leaders at the local government, state and national levels while paying adequate reverence to national symbols and institutions.
The party said: “The occasion reminds of Nigeria’s common root and destiny as well as her resilience and determination to succeed in all spheres of life as a strong, united and prosperous nation, irrespective of her challenges.”

While highlighting the feats attained by Nigeria in the last 16 years under the PDP, the party assured that even in opposition, it would continue to ensure that the country is not drawn aback to the dark years of the dictatorial rule.
It said it would firmly defend the tenets of democracy and uphold the principles of the constitution.
There were also commendations for the military, the party lauded their role in the success recorded in the fight against insurgency in the country.
However, it commiserated with all those affected by the senseless acts of terrorism and violence and charged those behind the bloodletting to have a rethink and understand that their actions cannot be justified under any guise.
In wishing the government and people of Nigeria, happy independence, the leadership of the PDP prayed for abiding peace in the country.
Meanwhile, the to submit the nominees for his cabinet to the Nigerian Senate as promised.
 It is recalled that on Monday, September 7,  The presidency, however, said on September 30: “…today is the last day of September and the president promised to make the list available in September. But there is no cause for alarm since the day is not yet over. September will come to and by 11.59pm.”

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