PDP Blasts APC For Hiring Obama Campaign Strategists

Source: pointblanknews.com

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the

announcement by the APC that it has engaged the services of a foreign

firm, AKPD Message and Media to boost its electoral chances in the 2015

elections, adjuring Nigerians to resist this attempt by the party to throw

the nation back to imperialism, 54 years after independence.

A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa

Metuh said this was not only a clear justification of its stand that the

APC is anti-Nigeria but  another insult on the hard working citizens of

our dear country.
“In engaging the services of a foreign firm, the APC has shown that it

does not have faith in our people, our indigenous consultancy firms and

the teeming well qualified, world acclaimed Nigerian professionals and

technocrats.  Just as the leopard cannot change its spots so also is the

APC unable to hide its true colour  as an anti-people organisation, tied

to the apron string of foreign interests in utter disdain for fellow

Nigerians and the age long clamour for local content.”

“That APC has an inner contempt for Nigerians is no longer hidden. Its

latest action is not only an affront to nationalism but a weird embrace of

neo-colonialism at a time national pride and assertiveness  have assumed a

rule of engagement in global politics.  We are afraid that neo-colonialism

is the guiding ethos of the APC's quest to rule Nigeria. It is now

apparent that the leadership of this opposition party may have perfected

plans to use same foreign interests to siphon national resources and

reverse the pro-national socio-economic foundation laid by the founding

fathers of Nigeria.”
According to the PDP , “there is no way the APC can justify this crime

against our people. Nigerians are discerning enough to see the clever

attempt to cover this monumental insult by dropping the name of President

Obama, who was duly re-elected by the popular votes of the

people of the United States as a beneficiary of  this consultancy service.”

“This ulterior motive of the APC explains the reason it has mindlessly

been  opposing and attacking  all the people oriented projects and

policies of the PDP-led Federal Government which have enthroned an

unprecedented empowerment of indigenous firms, an economic agenda strongly

embedded  in the manifesto of our great party, seeking the transfer wealth

from public institutions to the private sector.”
The statement added that “unlike the APC whose ideological thrust is to

relegate Nigerians and their indigenous firms, the PDP believes in

Nigerians and will continue to work with them and to create the enabling

environment for hardworking private individuals and indigenous firms to

thrive in all fields of endeavor including media, manufacturing, trade,

commerce and other critical sectors of the economy.

“This explains why companies like Intel Services, Globacom, AIT, Dangote,

Oando, UBA and a host of other ingenious firms have continued to excel and

compete favourably with their peers all over the world, a trend the APC

wants to scuttle”.
The PDP therefore urged Nigerians to continue to note the unpatriotic and

anti-people actions of the APC. It said all well meaning Nigerians must

rise up and resist the APC adding that “a party which has clearly shown

that it has no regard for the talents of the people it seeks to govern can

never win the trust of Nigerians.”