23rd September, 2012
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday commended President Goodluck Jonathan for hearkening to the views of Nigerians by stopping the Central Bank of Nigeria planned introduction of N5000 note.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, the ruling party said it will continue to base its policies and programmes on the desires of Nigerians and always uphold the interest of the nation.
“The primary concern of the PDP is to ensure the welfare of the generality of Nigerians. We know full well that the opinion of the people in every government policy and action matters a lot if we must achieve this cardinal premise of our manifesto. This is the essence of this decision by the President to reverse the introduction of the N5000,” Metuh said.
The party also commended the National Assembly for representing the voice of Nigerians and working alongside the Executive on the issue. This, PDP said would aid the transformation agenda of the President.“We pay a deserving tribute to the maturity of the leadership of the National Assembly, in meeting with the President and in working together with him to guarantee the best for the nation,” added the PDP National Publicity Secretary.The party also commended Nigerians for what it described as i their constructive criticisms of government’s programmes and interest of good governance.S