The labour party(LP) and the Progressive Peoples Alliance(PPA) , have joined hands with the opposition party PDP, in their refusal to hang the portrait of the president Muhammadu Buhari in their secretariats.
The parties hinged their decision as a pay back to APC. Noting that before it came into power, the party refused hanging the portrait of the past president Jonathan PDP, in their Secretariat.
The National Chairman of progressive peoples Alliance, Mr. Peter Ameh threw more light on the matter.
“Your storyline should be whether the APC had the photograph of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. They did not. And that is the story; the APC did not have Jonathan’s portrait in the party’s national secretariat. “Everything is about precedent. Throughout Jonathan’s tenure, the APC didn’t have his photograph; so, may be
other political parties are also learning from the precedent set by the APC. They are following in the footsteps of the party during the last administration.”
A similar matter was also obtained from LP.The National Chairman, LP, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, said that not only did APC refuse to accord Jonathan such respect, the new administration have failed to make the official portrait of the president available.
In Abdulsalam’s exact words
“We don’t have the photograph of President Buhari in our secretariat because the APC never had the photograph of ex-President Jonathan in their offices.“We are supposed to get it but we don’t. The fact of the matter is that the Federal Ministry of Information should have called us, not only political parties, to say that the President’s photograph is available at the Federal Ministry of Information and that all organisations should apply for it.”