Bugged by their treat against Nigeria on issue of Jonathan’s re-election, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, weekend warned ex-militants and their leaders to watch their utterances in order not to portray the President Goodluck Jonathan as inclined more towards the Ijaw clan in Nigeria.
PDP said pointedly that President Goodluck Jonathan is not for the Ijaw community alone but for the entire country.
After a meeting in Yenagoa, Capital of Bayelsa state, ex leaders of minority group freedom fighters in the south-south zone were reported to have vowed to wreak havoc in Nigeria in the event that President Jonathan lost in the February election in Nigeria.
However, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Friday, said, “We are not in agreement with their statements and we are cautioning them to mind what they say.
“No individual owns the party. The President could be more loved in Anambra than Ijaw area, he could have support in Adamawa than in Bayelsa. He even said in Adamawa State that he had more votes from there in 2011 than his home state of Bayelsa.
“Jonathan is not the President of Ijaw or South-South. He should not be reduced to just the President of Ijaw alone. He is the president of the whole country.”
He also called on those campaigning for the party and the President to be decent in their languages, saying that those who founded the party were men of honour.
Metuh said, “While we have noted the zeal of individuals of people supporting the president with advertorials and rallies, they should be guided with the ideals of the people who founded the party.
“We respect the sanctity and privacy of individuals. We won’t trade words with issues that are private