The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that two opposition political parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria and the Congress for Progressive Change – are planning to destabilise the President Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government.
The PDP said the two parties were planning to use massive propaganda against the Federal Government.
Metuh said the two parties had voted a huge amount of money to discredit Jonathan’s administration and the PDP.
He said, “We have uncovered a game plan by CPC and ACN to embark on a propaganda war against the PDP, the President and its elected officials to deceive the public.
“In the next few weeks, the nation will see a huge blackmail, lies and cheap propaganda which they have budgeted very huge amount of money to discredit the PDP.
“We therefore direct millions of our supporters to be calm about these elements, which have nothing to show except cheap lies.
“We challenge the opposition to come and debate on programmes, actions and governance of the PDP rather than cheap blackmail.”
However, the CPC said the PDP-led Federal Government was a dying administration.
The CPC National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, told our correspondent that the present administration was heading for disaster.
Fashakin said, “All we have said in recent time are verifiable facts. Is this government now getting afraid of its shadows?
“That is usually the tactics of dying administrations. They usually ascribe their intrinsic capacity for failure to others.
“Do not be surprised if this administrations bares its fangs. As a party, we have simply told the leadership of PDP that their party has become a byword in dishonourable violence. The leaders of PDP do not see, hear or discern anymore.
“The nation’s wheel of progress is grinding to a screeching.”
Also, the ACN said it was obvious that the PDP-led Federal Government was tired of governance.
ACN’s spokesperson, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, told our correspondent that the statement by Metuh could be a ploy by the government to start arresting the members of the opposition.
Mohammed said, “You see, the government and the party are overwhelmed with the responsibility on their shoulders.
“How do we plan to destabilise the government? Do we have army, police or any security agents of our own?
“That statement is an act of desperation and it could also be a foundation to start arresting opposition leaders.
“All we have done is to market our ideas in public domain. We have asked them to join us to propagate our ideas before the Nigerian public.”
“Both the FG and the PDP are dearth of ideas. It is a pity that such a party is the ruling party in Nigeria.”