The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted Nigerians on the alleged plot by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to overthrow the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The party faulted the APC’s comparison between a democratically elected presidency with proven fidelity to democratic tenets and defunct military dictatorships.
Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, in a statement on Thursday equated the comparison to a tacit acknowledgment that the APC had a hidden agenda to return the country to the dark era of military dictatorship.
He said the plan by the opposition to use insurgency which ranks high in its Janjaweed ideology to overthrow a democratically elected government of President Jonathan but has been foiled.
The plan B, PDP further alleged was to use the insurgents to unleash unprecedented mayhem when it loses the 2015 general election and forcefully take over power.
Metuh, said the ruling party has evidence of meetings held outside the shores of the country in pursuit of this ignoble objective.
“The APC has never left the nation in doubt of its preference. It wants a return to barefaced tyranny, to dictatorship as previously unleashed on the nation by a hue in its top leadership. But Nigerians have handed the party a shocker – we have crossed the red sea and shall never go back to Egypt.
“In spite of this well planned distraction, the steady delivery of the transformation programme goes on. It is incontrovertible that pound for pound, no previous administration compares to President Jonathan in quality delivery within the first three years of governance.
“Therefore, each time the APC barks ” incompetence ” like a rabid dog or hoots “clueless” like a devouring night owl, the PDP and well meaning Nigerians know that the opposition party whose agenda of destabilization has been exposed and unhorsed is licking its wounds.”
“We wish to again challenge the APC to a public debate on the leadership and successes of President Jonathan and we verily hope it will this time pick up this challenge that any opposition worth its name would clinch with two hands,” Metuh stated.