15th May, 2012
General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) the Congress for Progressive Change Presidential candidate in the April 2011 election, came under the attack of Nigeria’s ruling party, PDP, on Tuesday over his assertion yesterday that blood will flow if the 2015 election is rigged.
While addressing journalists at a press conference hastily arranged this afternoon to respond to the former head of state’s statement, Olisah Metuh, National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, described General Buhari as a blood thirsty politician who is
“inciting Nigerians to slaughter fellow Nigerians as he did sequel to the 2011 general elections.
“We need to remind ourselves that on April 21, 2012, Buhari was reported in the media as predicting a bloody revolution in 2015. The reports in the national dailies today quoting the same retired General as repeating that blood will flow in 2015 is another build-up to Buhari’s relish of funeral train.”
PDP also said: “Nigeria is yet to recover from the huge losses it suffered due to such reckless and provocative remarks by Buhari before the 2011 general elections which led to a spate of bloody post-election violence across six states of the federation.
“It is unfortunate that at this time of grave security challenge while Nigerians are burying their dead and counting their losses, Gen. Buhari, who wants to rule them, is further inflaming the orgy of violence. What a blood thirsty leader in Buhari.”
He accused the former head of state of failure to exhibit responsibility that goes with free speech in
his statements, adding that rather than revolution, what is needed in Nigeria now is ‘evolution’ in the true spirit of democracy.
“We condemn in no uncertain terms this shameful call for the spill of blood of innocent Nigerians to acquire political power.”