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The Peoples Democratic Party has said it is wrong for anyone to abuse or insult President Muhammadu Buhari.
It said this through it's publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh , while charging Nigerians to use the occasion of the nation’s 55th Independence anniversary to rekindle the spirit of patriotism.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in Abuja on Wednesday, congratulated the citizens for keeping faith in the Nigerian project and working together in building a strong nation.
He urged Nigerians to use the anniversary to recommit themselves to respecting their leaders at the local government, state and national levels while paying adequate reverence to national symbols and institutions.
He said, “In this regard, the PDP urges all citizens to have full respect for the office and person of the symbol of the leadership of our great country, the President.
“The President can be constructively criticised, but under no circumstance should he be abused or insulted in any way and under any guise whatsoever.
“On this note, therefore, we expect those around our dear President to be cautious and desist from actions and utterances that tend to set him up for public ridicule,” the party stressed.
Metuh also assured Nigerians that even in opposition, the PDP would continue to ensure that the country is not dragged back to the dark years of dictatorship by firmly defending the tenets of democracy and the constitution.