Chief Olisa Metuh, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Publicity Secretary said yesterday when he was addressing Northern Youth Network a youth group at the party national secretariat that PDP pledged to support and not criticize President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress, APC led government if he fails to meet the set deadline to end Boko haram insurgency in the North East region of Nigeria which has been a major security challenge confronting the peace of the country.
He said APC had vowed to end Boko haram in two weeks, the date was later shifted to over two months time which was finally shifted to December 31 as the deadline. He said despite all the destructive criticisms APC labelled against PDP when they were in opposition, PDP will refrain from making comments that would buttress the inadequacy of APC to fight the insurgency.
Chief Olisa said that PDP would totally support the federal government to fight against the insurgents so as to completely eradicate the Islamic sect in the country. He implored Nigerians to support the President in the war against terrorism.
“The war by the terror group is not against the President, it is not against the APC neither is it against the PDP. It is rather a war being waged against Nigerians and the countrymen should stand as a united force with our President to fight and defeat the insurgents”. He said that if we do this, we would be sending a message to those that seek to divide us that we are indivisible.
He said but in supporting President Buhari led government, PDP would not shy away from highlighting areas where they feel the government is not putting in much effort. He said PDP would remain a viable and vocal voice of the opposition and would not be intimidated into relinquishing that position and would remain focused on constructive criticisms of the present government.
Mike Suswan, the leader of the Northern Youth Network when earlier explaining their mission said as a group, they were not happy about the lingering fuel scarcity in the country. Also, the group strongly condemned the composition of the federal cabinet in which the youths were excluded. He said they had come to show appreciation for the efforts made by PDP to give the opposition a strong voice under the present government.
Source: vanguard newspaper