The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it stands by its statement that APC is promoting religious divisions, even as it “challenged the party to be bold enough to publish the list of its 35 interim officials and state their offices.”
The ruling party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh on Wednesday said “it is shocking that the APC would attempt to hoodwink Nigerians even in the face of incontrovertible facts exposing its religious inclinations and plots to divide the nation along religious lines.”
The PDP said contrary to the denials posted by the APC in a hollow statement on Wednesday, “the revelations by an Islamic cleric, Ambassador Yusuf Garba and the Religious Equity Promotion Council (REPC) that APC seeks to impose an agenda like the Egypt Muslim Brotherhood remains a fact that cannot be brushed aside.”
Counter to clams by the APC that the PDP was playing a religious card to overheat the polity, the ruling party said it decided to “buttress an alert to Nigerians on the evil machination of the APC with every sense of duty to ensure that Nigeria remains united as one and not fall to the evil plot of the APC.”
The ruling party reiterated that it “remains committed to the interest of all Nigerians irrespective of religious, tribal, ethnic or regional affiliations” adding that it will continue to expose and resist anything that seeks to cause divisions among the people and balkanize the country.
It therefore called on Nigerians not to succumb to the antics of the APC which is now bitter that its plans have been exposed, but to be alert and ensure that the enemies of the nation are not allowed to have their way.
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary