The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned attempts by certain individuals and groups to politicize the suspension of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday said the issues leading to Sanusi’s suspension strictly bordered on the management of the nation’s economy and urged Nigerians to disregard those attempting to politicize or introduce sentiments into the matter.
Supporting the suspension, the party said it has “implicit confidence in President Goodluck Jonathan and his efforts to ensure the stability and growth of the economy” adding that the decision was in the best interest of the nation.
The party also dismissed insinuations that the suspension was aimed at silencing a whistle blower and promoting corruption. It said after thorough analysis of the issues surrounding the suspension, “it was clear that the decision was in tandem with the commitment of the Federal Government to safeguard the CBN and the entire financial sector from abuses.”
The PDP said the findings of the Financial Reporting Council revealed series of administrative recklessness in the CBN which are “very weighty and cannot be swept under the carpet of politics and sentiments.”
Debunking suggestions that the suspension will negatively affect the economy, the PDP observed that instead, it has restored confidence in the financial sector and in Government’s ability to check abuses harmful to the system.
It therefore urged Nigerians not to be swayed by those seeking to play politics with the matter adding that Sanusi should have nothing to fear if he has no skeleton in his cupboard.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has commended Nigerians for shunning the All Progressives Congress (APC) membership registration which has resulted in the extension of the exercise.
The PDP said the development has shown that Nigerians were not fooled in spite of the attempts by the boastful APC to hoodwink the people, undermine the electoral process and coax unsuspecting Nigerians by portraying the exercise as INEC voter registration.
“This is the first sign of rejection for the boastful APC. It is a clear indication that the party is neither on ground nor does it command the followership its claims. They have now seen that true
membership and public support are not secured through media hype and propaganda”, the PDP said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh.
“It beats imagination that the APC is making mountain out of molehill over ordinary membership registration. Besides our great party, other opposition political parties have hitherto successfully conducted the same exercise without over-heating the polity as the APC unnecessarily
does at the moment.”
Accusing the APC of constituting nuisance in the political landscape, the PDP advised them to learn to be more humble, noting that arrogance and pride which are their hallmark have set the party on an irreversible downfall, well ahead of the general elections.
The national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh has denied rumours of a rift between national officers of the party and the national chairman of the party, Dr Bamangar Tukur.
Mr Metuh who disclosed this in Abuja shortly after a national executive council meeting of the party reaffirmed the loyalty of members of the national executive council and the national working committee of the party to the national chairman.
He also reaffirmed the commitment of all national officers of the party to the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan adding that the party is united to face the challenges of winning the 2015 general elections.