In the light of Thursday’s Bombing in Nyanya, Abuja, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) party has charged all Nigerians to jettison all parochial interests and join forces with government by exposing terrorist elements, noting that it is the ordinary people that have remained victims of insurgency in the country.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Friday said Nigerians must realize that regular citizens have generally become targets irrespective of religious and ethnic differences and as such must stand up and join hands with government in the fight against terrorism.
“Nigerians must realize that it is no longer about the President or the government, neither is it about government officials; all Nigerians are under attack. Ordinary people and regular citizens have remained general targets of these enemies of our country.
“Hundred of innocent Nigerians, Muslims and Christians alike have had their lives brutally ended by the wicked acts of these terrorists. Our people, businessmen and women, professionals, including security men, doctors and nurses, lawyers, artisans, market women, civil servants, farmers, school children, clerics, artistes, old men and women and bread winners pursuing legitimate endeavors have been brutalized and slaughtered.
“Those behind these devilish acts seek mainly to intimidate, cow, frighten and destroy us thereby imposing a regime of terror, anarchy and chaos. They seek to decimate us as a people, destroy our common heritage and bring our nation to its knees, but they will surely fail. They cannot intimidate us, we shall not be cowed, we refuse to be frightened and we will not be destroyed. Let them know that our common resolve to live as one people under God remains irrevocable”, the party stated.
Calling on the citizens to unite as one people against insurgency, the party said, “To win this battle, all citizens must come together and present a common front against terrorism irrespective of our religious, political and ethnic differences. We must refuse to be slaughtered by our enemies; we must show bravery, go beyond shedding tears at each carnage and forcefully support our government and our security men and women by exposing terrorist elements and their backers among us. That is the only way to put the enemy under check and ensure that the blood of the slain was not shed in vain.” the statement said.
Stating that it will never compromise its belief in Nigerians and the Nigerian project, the PDP urged the people not to be forlorn adding that a brighter future awaits the nation in no distant time.
“As a party entrusted with the sacred mandate of leadership, the PDP will never compromise or jettison its belief and commitment to the national interest. We remain steadfast in our belief in Nigerians and the Nigerian project. We reiterate that working together, our nation will come out of these challenges, a stronger, more united and more peaceful nation where all will live in peace and unity irrespective of ethnic, religious and political differences” the statement said.