PDP Says It’s Founding Fathers is Comparable to Nelson Mandela
The ruling party contested that just as the late Mandela fought and won the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, its founding fathers achieved a similar feat that “liberated” Nigeria from the shackles of military dictatorship.
Although the party did not make mention of any of its “founding fathers” that can match the late South African President, it wrote on its Facebook page that liberating Nigeria from the “vicious clutches” of military rule, which it described as “tyranny”, could be compared to Mandela’s strides in ending apartheid.
“While Nelson Mandela, the greatest African of the living memory, ended the inhumanity of apartheid, bringing freedom to South Africans, the founding fathers of PDP liberated Nigeria from the vicious clutches of military tyranny and ushered the nation into democracy,” the PDP argued in its tribute to Mandela.
The comparison sharply contrasts the position of President Goodluck Jonathan who opined that “never in recent living memory” has any leader advanced the cause of liberation as Mandela did.
Jonathan had in a Facebook tribute written, “My dear friends on Facebook, the news of the passing of the great Nelson Mandela to ‘ancestorhood’ has left Africa and the rest of humanity with a deep feeling of loss.
“Never in recent living memory has a leader mobilised the consciousness of human existence to the cause of freedom and the advancement of world civilisation as did Mandela.”
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