The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has revealed why the party is known by many Nigerians as ‘share the money party’, a slogan many believe has to do with corruption.
On Tuesday while speaking at a one-day workshop on external communication for PDP state and zone publicity secretaries at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, said the party represents national interests and that the slogan is because of the party’s philosophy and ideology to put the interest of the people first and the developmental impact it attained over the years.
“The truth is that the reason why they call the PDP, share the money is for us in the party, our philosophy, our ideology has always been to transfer wealth from the public to the private sector and in doing that we have been doing mindful of the fact that it is only when there is progress in infrastructure development and other areas that you can impact positively on the lives of the ordinary people. That is why people say, ‘PDP share the money,” he said.
The PDP spokesperson who mocked the All Progressives Party (APC) told colleagues in the publicity unit that they should not be ashamed of the appellation. Metuh said in the next two years, Nigerians will not begin to ask the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), “where is the money?”