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PDP ‘We don’t know why Nigerians rejected us,’ Opposition party says

The PDP also said that the rejection, which occurred after the party had been in power for 16 years, came as a surprise.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that only Nigerians can explain why they rejected it at the 2015 elections.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh play

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh

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The PDP also said that the rejection, which occurred after the party had been in power for 16 years, came as a surprise.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh play

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh

(Vanguard)

 

The comments were made by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, during a press briefing to commemorate the PDP’s 17th anniversary in Abuja on Monday, August 31, 2015.

Olisa Metuh play

Olisa Metuh

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He said:

“Only the electorate can say why we were rejected. We must have made our mistakes and some of the issues that affected the election had to do with the people.”

“We believe that we did our best for the Nigerian people and we got the largest number of people from the diaspora to start business here. In those 16 years, we did our best. We created a system where merits were recognised.”

“We created a lot of super rich Nigerians like Dangote, Oando and other companies. Nigerian companies now compete with foreign companies in the oil and gas sector.”

He also rejected the corruption label which has been attached to the party in recent times.

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