PDP Press Release: "Buhari Should Spare The Nation His Thirst For Blood"

Olisah Metuh
By Olisah Metuh

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) finds it very disturbing that General Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) is once again inciting people to take the law into their hands; inciting Nigerians to slaughter fellow Nigerians as he did sequel to the 2011 general elections.

Gentlemen, we need to remind ourselves that on April 21, 2012, Buhari was reported in the media as predicting a bloody revolution in 2015. The  reports in the national dailies today quoting the same retired General as repeating that blood will flow in 2015 is another build-up to Buhari's relish of funeral train.

While PDP cherishes freedom of speech, assembly and association as the custodian of Nigeria's democracy, we at that same time know that such freedom goes with immense responsibilities. We condemn in no uncertain terms this shameful call for the spill of blood of innocent Nigerians to acquire political power.

We appreciate Buhari’s frustration and antagonism towards the PDP. He has lost three times at the polls. But is Buhari really a democrat? Why is the blood of innocent Nigerians the only thing sufficient to quench his thirst for power?

 What Nigeria needs right now is ‘evolution’ in the true spirit of democracy. The utterances of General Buhari, a former military Head of State is truly, undemocratic, unpatriotic and un-statesmanly.

It is on record that Nigeria is yet to recover from the huge losses it suffered due to such reckless and provocative remarks by Buhari before the 2011 general elections which led to a spate of bloody post-election violence across six states of the federation.

The 22-man panel of enquiry led by Sheikh Ahmed Lemu confirmed that Buhari's provocative remarks played a significant role in the bloody violence that led to the death of at least 200 people, gruesomely injuring thousands and the displacement of more than 40,000 people.

The panel categorically stated that Buhari's pre-election utterances were misconstrued by his supporters to engage in the condemnable mayhem that greeted the aftermath of the presidential elections.  Buhari never apologized to the nation or to the families of the victims. Today, Buhari is again engaged in another the build up of massive bloodletting and destruction.

Nigerians should be worried over Buhari’s quest for power by all means as he begins chanting his old war song once again. We have no doubt that Buhari is suffering from combat   withdrawal syndrome. We therefore urge the federal government to allow him to lead the ECOWAS military contingent to Mali  or Guinea Bissau  to enable him an opportunity to exorcise the bloodletting   demons apparently   haunting him.    

As a basis for his inciting the public to take the law into their hands, Buhari   has consistently  said PDP government is not interested in transparency and social justice. To him, justice is only done when his party wins. Where it doesn’t, the PDP’s machinations will be blamed. He has repeatedly cited the Igabi local government, in Kaduna state, as an example of where free and fair election was conducted, simply because CPC won.

On the issue of corruption, we challenge Buhari to prove to Nigerians that only PDP members are corrupt. Before he does that, we want to remind him that the various sector probes going on at the National Assembly, most of which were initiated by PDP legislators, is enough testimony that PDP government will not tolerate inefficiencies and waste in government operations. Maybe it is high time Buhari confessed to Nigeria the truth about the missing 28 suitcases.

As a country ruled by military governments for more than half of its 50 years as a nation, political reforms need to be evolutionary not revolutionary. Part of this evolution is the PDP government’s renewed fight for accountability and transparency in governance as the foundation of comprehensive political reforms. This commitment is not in response to pressure from international development partners, western nations or opposition parties. It is a new mindset of the PDP leadership who seek to provide maximum value to Nigerian taxpayers on all matters of state. It is a mindset that recognizes the paramount importance of the affairs of the state to be more important than political party affiliations, ethnic jingoism and religious differences.

Political reform is a journey, not a destination. Even the richest and most technologically advanced countries in the world continue to evolve and make progress in political reforms. Nigeria, the second-largest economy in the African continent is, indeed, making a decisive stride towards political, economic and legal reforms if only the likes of Buhari will allow us be.

Unfortunately, bad losers like Buhari are determined to truncate the journey in this right direction by advocating violence and civil unrest. The April 16, 2011 presidential election, which Buhari is still agonizing over, was, according to official results from the INEC, won by the PDP’s candidate, President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, with 57 percent of the vote. All International and domestic observers hailed the presidential election as credible. The Africa Union, the ECOWAS, the European Union, the European Parliament, the U.S. National Democratic Institute, the U.S. International Republican Institute and the Commonwealth Secretariat observer teams acknowledged the election as transparent and credible. For once the world agreed that Nigeria had taken a credible step towards political stability.

Buhari should stop seeing PDP as the evil genius behind his failure. He was the architect of his own misfortune, as he and his party, CPC, headed to the 2011 election unprepared, with very weak party structures in more than three-quarter of Nigerian states at a time his campaign organization was in disarray over who controls the party.

PDP is always mystified whenever Buhari talks about political transparency, because it is an open secret that when it comes to politicking, negotiations and compromises, Buhari lacks any capacity to engage. He always behaves like a dictator and is accustomed to dishing out orders. That was why many members saw his joining the ANPP, in the first place, as the genesis of its in-house crises. It was indeed a curse rather than a blessing to the party; because before he joined the party it was able to win nine gubernatorial seats. But while he was there, it lost six states.

It is unfortunate that at this time of grave security challenge while Nigerians are burying their dead and counting their losses, Gen. Buhari, who wants to rule them, is further inflaming the orgy of violence. What a blood thirsty leader in Buhari!

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) calls on well-meaning Nigerians, especially the Northern elders to call Buhari to order and ask him to spare the nation his thirst for blood.

 

Signed

Chief Olisa Metuh

National Publicity Secretary,

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

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Mr olisa Metuh lies kills.

Mr metuh, what is democracy? Pdp in my understanding has a different meaning for the word Democracy, which is take what you can take from nigerian and care less about the masses, shame.Metuh face the facts that pdp goverment is so sorry and you people are destructing the nation nigeria and my prayers to you pdp. may GOD destruct you all like you have done to this great country nigeria.Buhari is statesman and patriotic nigerian. The coming election pdp will over.

GOD BLESS BUHARI, U VE

Clueless fools in government. They should be happy that the general is talking. l dont know why God has decided to punish us with pple GEJ OR CABAL OF CRIMINALS a nd OUTDATE OLD ROGUES...

CHIEF OLISA THE TIDE HAS TURNED!

I HOPE YOU READ THESE COMMENTS. THERE IS NOTHING TO ADD TO THEM. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SELL A ROTTEN APPLE. NIGERIANS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE ARE PAYING A HEAVY PRICE FOR THE CHOICE OF JONATHAN AND PDP. IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE JONATHAN'S SUPPORT BASE WOULD HAVE SHRUNK TO HIS NATIVE VILLAGE OF OTUOKE IF AT ALL. MAY THIS UNITY PREVAIL TO BEYOND 2015.

Mr. Olise, i disagree with u

Mr. Olise, i disagree with u in totality, sheik lemu led committee never indict Mr. Buhari, when the sponsored dailies just like how u are sponsor for this write up that buhari was indicted , he came on air and said categorically that his committee never indict buhari, rather he says buhari too suffer from the mayhem.....pls get it right whether u like it or not let PDP rig the election and see what will happen in 2015....

Shut up, Olisa Metu

Mr. Olisa Metu, if not for the fact that our people in the South-East prefer mediocrity and sycophants like you,of course you won't be PDP publicity secretary today. Tell me what is wrong with somebody saying that an election rigger should be killed. Election rigging is worse than armed robbery, kidnapping and Boko Haram put together. it is the genesis of all these crimes against man and humanity. So, Mr.Metu, it is better you advise members of your PDP to stop rigging rather than pouring invectives on the respected General.

truth can talk now

To god who made me, this present administration of jonathan they are coward, stupid, bombers and blood thirsty government, since jonathan merge as president he fashion nigeria with bombs especially they one he oganised on 1 october 2010, since then nigeria started experience bombs here and there. god will expose his scret behind all this weakedness, AZAZI is now the man nigerians has to trust for this boko harm issues, federal govt. they are the biggest boko haram inther to loot nigeria money through security issue. gopd disgrace jonathan and his suppoters(CAN) christians association of nigeria.

ALL NIGERIAN POLITICIANS HAVE COME SHORT OF INTEGRITY

SOMEBODY SAID PDP IS A GANG OF CRIMINALS........
I WILL SAY NIGERIAN POLITICS IS FULL OF CRIMINALS......ASK FORMER DIG (SENATOR) ALIYU FROM NIGER STATE.

METUH.........a criminal. He beat up son's teacher.
Buhari........a criminal. He incited (organized) mayhem after April election.
Jonathan .....a criminal. He was in league with MEND. Afterall, he wanted to cover up MEND's Oct 1st bombing by claiming MEND was not responsible

Deji

GEJ uncle Azazi an Ijaw man said that BOKO HARAM is a product of PDP and has said d truth accept it or leave it.

Old Tricks, Buhari Getting Popular

It's so sad that the PDP spin doctors have run out of ideas, and are still peddling the same old false stories.

Continue, notoriety is better than anonymity. By commenting regularly about Buhari, you help to keep him in the media till the proper time. The current government is clueless about National Security, dumb on power, hopeless on poverty reduction or eradication.

28 Suit cases, 2011 PDP initiated post election violence and PDP funded bokoharam are the only things you have as response?

What a shame!

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Poor Language

PDP has laboured so hard to state its postion which appears chidish.The flow of grammar is also not very logical.
Being the party in government with the likes of Uba Ahmed of NPN still in its fold, they need his service.Anything associated with the President of Nigeria should be seen to be done properly

People perish for Lack of knowledge

I symphathize with you for having no idea how a regimental organization works. I advice you to apply for a course at the Nigerian Defence Academy to enable you appreciate who shouts when superior and subordinate officers are together- including working together.
Alternatively, apply to see General TY Danjuma and he will tell you why he did not want General Buhari to be polluted with politics by making him Chief of Staff Supreme Headquaters to Gen Obasanjo after Murtal's death.
Ask for information on what was happening around our boundary with Chad in 1980 with a PDP-like government not doing anything when our people were being killed by intrudding Chadian gendermes. Gen Buhari was the GOC, 3 Division whose troops covered that flank.
One lesson you should know:the manner PDP gave out Bakassi cowardly to Cameroun dwarfs our integrity as a nation and Nigerians. This would not have happened with a man like Buhari as President.

IBB TO BUHARI DONT COME BACK TO NIGERIA AFTER YOUR TRIP .

I CAN STILL REMEMBER VIVIDLY DURING BUHARI REGIME ALL THE GLORY THAT IS ATRIBUTED TO BUHARI IS MEANT FOR TUDE IDIAGBON WHO WAS A VERY ACTIVE FORCE IN BUHHARI ADMINISTRATION , BUHARI IS KNOWN TO BE A STUPID COWARD I WONDER WHY GEJ IS SCARED OF THIS SUICIDE BOMBER HE WAS OVER THROWN BY A BLOODLESS COUP HE WAS ONLY TOLD BY IBB NOT TO RETURN FROM MECCA THAT ALL THAT HOW HE LOST HIS PRESIDENTIAL SEAT IN NIGERIA OLD STORY .HE ONLY HAVE POWER IN THE GOVERNMENT OF GEJ WERE WERE YOU IN OBJ AND LATE YARADUA ADMINISTRATION.

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i am totally ashamed of PDP, and it reporters who can`t understand a simple statement, and went ahead saying things that were not said by Gen. Buhari.
and if i may ask PDP and its stakeholders why are they disturbed if they surely know what they are doing is right............

The crumbs catchers are back as predicted

I predicted yesterday that the crumbs catchers will soon be back on the beat once they have received their crumbs from Aso Rock. Indeed this prediction came to pass, more so that Buhari fired a bazooka of a statement yesterday which GEJ and PDP couldn't afford to ignore.

I expected the usual harvest of Buhari bashing and tales by the moonlight as Buhari fired the first shot. I have not been disappointed by the election riggers on S/R who usually become uncomfortable and restless the moment anyone threatens to deal with them.

I would have expected the riggers making hues and cries to simply remind Buhari of GEJ's promise of a free and fair election in 2015. But you guys know that it is a lie and that's why you are worried. If someone threatens to kill all drunkards, I have nothing to worry about since I am not and will never be one. Who is afraid of Buhari's statement? The election riggers, simple.

The crumbs catchers are back as predicted

I predicted yesterday that the crumbs catchers will soon be back on the beat once they have received their crumbs from Aso Rock. Indeed this prediction came to pass, more so that Buhari fired a bazooka of a statement yesterday which GEJ and PDP couldn't afford to ignore.

I expected the usual harvest of Buhari bashing and tales by the moonlight as Buhari fired the first shot. I have not been disappointed by the election riggers on S/R who usually become uncomfortable and restless the moment anyone threatens to deal with them.

I would have expected the riggers making hues and cries to simply remind Buhari of GEJ's promise of a free and fair election in 2015. But you guys know that it is a lie and that's why you are worried. If someone threatens to kill all drunkards, I have nothing to worry about since I am not and will never be one. Who is afraid of Buhari's statement? The election riggers, simple.

Olisa Metu welldone.That

Olisa Metu welldone.That serves the murderer right. Buhari is a shame to this nation.

PDP &Gej Should Be Very Worried About Judgement Day.

Gej is a bigot and so as many from his part of the country. Just today pdp chairman Bamanga Tukur says Boko Haram is fighting for injustice and heaven hasn't fall, another time Obj says if PDP keeps going this way there would be bloody revolution, heaven did not fall because is a pdp warlord, in the past NSA Azazi says problems of boko haram is a result of pdp zoning, heaven still didin't fall. To all you mugu, you can go to hell if you don't like to hear the truth because if pdp continue to take our people for a ride the way they are going there would be violence buhari didn't have to say that for any clever person to know, the same dumbo refused to prosecute fuel subsidy thieves because he's one of them, looting and corruption is the order of the day under this bigot jonathan, as far as am concern buhari is speaking on my behalf.

is PDP? the gov

my question is: is PDF the government? are they the security of this nation? does nigeria not have any security departments that handle such matters? are PDP members qualified in matters of security if yes, then scrap police, military, SSS etc for PDP

Peace cmpn

All the people that are commenting on sahara, are not decent and responsible b/c they are agains the unity and peace of the nation. The comment only on their own selfishness and immorality, i really hate the way pple comment on this sahara page.pls comment for unity and peace,not sentiment.

Peace cmpn

All the people that are commenting on sahara, are not decent and responsible b/c they are agains the unity and peace of the nation. The comment only on their own selfishness and immorality, i really hate the way pple comment on this sahara page.pls comment for unity and peace,not sentiment.

buhari

I think PDP should go and face Boko Haram squarely and stop chasing shadows. We didnt hear much of this bashing when one of them Azzazi said they are the cause of general insecurity in the country or are they still planning massive rigging in 2015 again? At least someone should be bold like Buhari to say these things.

this is bull

this is bull shiiiitttttttttt>i dont blieve buhari will say al that,he is known to be a peace lovin man and a man of integrity.PDP is the problem facing nigeria ever since we were engaged in this so called democracy with no dividends.

this is bull

this is bull shiiiitttttttttt>i dont blieve buhari will say al that,he is known to be a peace lovin man and a man of integrity.PDP is the problem facing nigeria ever since we were engaged in this so called democracy with no dividends.

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Blood flow

If Buhari want to stage a coup again to unseat Poverty dishing party (pdp) from aso rock, he should concentrate on the leaders and not on the poor masses, and his children should be in the fore front to lead the troop, or is it do or die affair? Why is it that human blood is nothng to these our leaders? May they use for rituals! The problem of Buhari is because he was a soldier no. 1, and 2 because he a descendant of bondwoman, the children of Ishmael. The sangunarian spirit has possess them.

such a shame that someone

such a shame that someone writes a rejoinder to Buhari without quoting that Buhari has said. Lot of hot air being pumped.

Yom Tom were u in jail when Buhari came out in 2003

Papa Yom Yom were u in jail when Buhari arrived the bridge on river kwai with his VP near your home? Most of you don't even seem to know what you want for the country apart from the oil wells. Soon we would be told that you also have oil which
cannot fill the tank of a taxi cab for 4 months. We are talking about a thief, a serial killer' a jail bird, a racist, an Islamist, boko haramist and a coupist an executioner and an oil bunker liar..who. Tries to play on the sentiments of Nigerians ...an army general who cries in battle is not fit to rule Nigeria...we know Buhari can stop boko haram because he is their leader......but it's time he is sent back to jail in benin again....that was what he did to Ambrose Ali, pa Ajasin, Sam mbakwe and tai solarin ..he killed fela in jail before his release.....

May God deliver all you

May God deliver all you buharis faithfuls to the killers,Amen.

PDP says...

PDP says, ''Buhari is suffering from combat withdrawal syndrome. We therefore urge the federal government to allow him to lead the ECOWAS military contingent to Mali or Guinea Bissau to enable him an opportunity to exorcise the bloodletting demons apparently haunting him''.
F-O-U-L!!!
@PDP, let's assume he's as blood-thirsty as you suggest, are you saying it's OK for him to go kill our West African neighbours? Are they less human?
PDP says: '' we challenge Buhari to prove to Nigerians that only PDP members are corrupt''.
F-O-U-L!!
@PDP, so you agree that you're corrupt eh? You just need your partners to be named too, huh?
PDP says, ''Maybe it is high time Buhari confessed to Nigeria the truth about the missing 28 suitcases''.
F-O-U-L!!!!
@PDP, are we in the business of calling criminals to confessions and maybe repentance/redemption? You're the government, PROSECUTE and punish criminals! Oops, I forgot ya'll are Crime Inc.