The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has applauded the nation’s political leaders for uniting against terrorism, irrespective of differences in party affiliations.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Saturday described the development as unprecedented in contemporary history adding that such “has restored the confidence reposed in the political class to provide leadership direction for the nation.”
Stating that this is the only way to move the nation forward, the PDP said “in uniting, the political leaders not only rekindled the spirit of oneness among Nigerians but also revived the faith in the Nigerian project which were hitherto threatened by unhealthy dissensions.”
“Our political class has shown their commitment to the unity and greatness of our dear country. They have shamed doomsday prophets who relentlessly work against our unity by not only stoking the fires of hatred and dissensions but also by predicting disaster and countless negatives against our dear country. Their coming together to present a common front not only speaks volumes to the citizenry regarding the unity of the nation but sends very strong message to those behind acts of terrorism and violence in our land”, the statement said.
The party also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his untiring efforts in the fight against terrorism even as it noted the successful National Security Council meeting which created the platform for unity among the political leaders.
Calling on Nigerians to remain vigilant and continue to stand against actions that encourage violence and terrorism, the party said “the challenges facing the nation are transitory and cannot defeat the collective spirit of the Nigerian people and their proven determination to live as one”.
“The PDP believes in Nigeria and Nigerians. We believe that our country will emerge out of these challenges a renewed, stronger and more united Nigeria. The time has therefore come for all citizens to look ahead and join hands in love to build a prosperous country where all will live in peace and unity irrespective of ethnic, religious and political differences” the statement said.
On its own part, the PDP assured that in line with its manifesto, ideology and vision of the founding fathers, it will continue to provide level play ground for all citizens to advance their views and aspirations without compromising the overall interest and unity of the nation.