The ruling Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has described a former Head of State and flag-bearer of the opposition All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, as a “semi-literate jackboot”. Speaking at the national secretariat of the PDP, Monday, the national secretary of the party, Wale Oladipo, while receiving a delegation of PDP members from Diaspora, said the PDP has beaten Mr. Buhari three times in past elections and would do so again in 2015. He said the presidential election slated for February 14, 2015 would be between “darkness and light; between a cosmopolitan highly focused PhD holder and a semi-literate jackboot.”
Mr. Oladipo said the election would be for a man that believed in integrating the economy of Nigeria into the world economic order and the reformation of the power sector to meet the aspiration of Nigeria’s industrial development. Mr. Oladipo asked the delegation to enlighten Nigerians on the programmes of the PDP wherever they were in the world.
“You need to counter the negative propaganda that the APC is making against our party and our country in various countries of the world,” he said. The PDP national secretary said although officials of the party were not perfect, their mission remained perfect. He said the PDP meant well for Nigeria and its indivisibility and would continue to focus on credible leadership. Mr. Oladipo said the Youwin programme of the Federal Government had begun to yield results as a beneficiary of the project recently donated N1million to the party after just two years in the programme. “Our party is determined to produce many Bill Gates in this country,” he said. Speaking on behalf of the delegation, the representative of the United Kingdom chapter of the PDP, Chukwuma Obidike, said opposition parties were fond of propagating negativity about the party and the country.
He said the foreign chapters would do everything possible to correct such negative propaganda by highlighting the achievements of the PDP-Federal Government on the internet.
To this end, the foreign chapters asked for the establishment of an e-campaign committee