Blame Your Failure On Hate Speech, Not Us -NWC Tells Jonathan

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Mr. Olisa Metuh

The blame game among the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hierarchy continues with the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) charging President Goodluck Jonathan to blame himself for the hate speeches, which according to them was responsible for its loss responsible to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Muhammadu Buhari.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh disclosed the NWC stance while speaking to Journalists on Monday in Abuja as he stressed that the defeat was because the party and its leadership were not carried along.

Metuh also noted that part of the reason for Jonathan’s failure was the fact that their advice was ignored and the leadership of the party was not carried along.

He said that members of the NWC did not play any significant part in the 2015 presidential campaign of the party, adding that the abysmal performance ‎of the party in the north was a result of hate campaign adopted and executed by the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation against the APC and its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, retd.

Reacting to an online report that NWC members shared part of the presidential campaign funds among themselves, he said the NWC was never involved in the disbursement of campaign fund, revealed that the party spent over N4 billion to sponsor their candidates in the presidential, the governorship, the National Assembly and the House of Assemblies elections.

Metuh said, “We did not lead the party to failure, we were not involved in the campaigns and our advice was ignored. If we had handled the campaign, Mr. President would have won the election. We cannot be held responsible when our advice was ignored,” he added.