Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has
cautioned the police and other security
agencies not to allow themselves to be
used by the sinking All Progressives
Congress, APC, as instruments
of persecution against Nigerians
perceived to be unsupportive of the
unpopular re-election bid of President
Muhammodu Buhari.
This is just as the party said it
believes that the reported moves to
arrest the media adviser to former
military President Ibrahim Babangida,
Mr. Kassim Afegbua over General
Babangida’s declaration that President
Muhammadu Buhari should not
be voted to continue in office by
2019, is a ploy to set the table for a
vicious muzzling of constitutionally
guaranteed free speech and right to
opinion of citizens in the country.
PDP National Publicity Secretary,
Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on
Tuesday, said recent distasteful events
including unwarranted harassment
of perceived opponents of the APC,
supposed and actual presidential
hopefuls as well as opposition
members, show that the APC has now
gone into jittery mode, having realized
that its chances of winning the 2019
general election has already vanished.
The party described the trend as
a dangerous threat to the nation’s
democracy and symptomatic of a
failed party that is prepared to turn
against the citizens in a desperate bid
to hang on to power against the will of
the people.
We now have a terrifying situation
where people are harassed for daring to
aspire for certain elective offices or even
express opinion regarding governance
in the country.
Nigerians and the international
community have seen that almost all
those who have openly expressed, or
perceived to be nursing ambition for
certain offices, including the presidency,
are now facing one trumped up charge
or the other, ostensibly meant to cow
and discredit them.
The point is that the APC has refused
to wake up to the reality of the fact
that Nigerians have already reached a
consensus rejecting them and that no
amount of threats, intimidation and
persecution with state apparatus of
power can subjugate or make them
change that determined resolve to vote
out APC and its candidates come 2019.Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has
cautioned the police and other security
agencies not to allow themselves to be
used by the sinking All Progressives
Congress, APC, as instruments
of persecution against Nigerians
perceived to be unsupportive of the
unpopular re-election bid of President
Muhammodu Buhari.
This is just as the party said it
believes that the reported moves to
arrest the media adviser to former
military President Ibrahim Babangida,
Mr. Kassim Afegbua over General
Babangida’s declaration that President
Muhammadu Buhari should not
be voted to continue in office by
2019, is a ploy to set the table for a
vicious muzzling of constitutionally
guaranteed free speech and right to
opinion of citizens in the country.
PDP National Publicity Secretary,
Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on
Tuesday, said recent distasteful events
including unwarranted harassment
of perceived opponents of the APC,
supposed and actual presidential
hopefuls as well as opposition
members, show that the APC has now
gone into jittery mode, having realized
that its chances of winning the 2019
general election has already vanished.
The party described the trend as
a dangerous threat to the nation’s
democracy and symptomatic of a
failed party that is prepared to turn
against the citizens in a desperate bid
to hang on to power against the will of
the people.
We now have a terrifying situation
where people are harassed for daring to
aspire for certain elective offices or even
express opinion regarding governance
in the country.
Nigerians and the international
community have seen that almost all
those who have openly expressed, or
perceived to be nursing ambition for
certain offices, including the presidency,
are now facing one trumped up charge
or the other, ostensibly meant to cow
and discredit them.
The point is that the APC has refused
to wake up to the reality of the fact
that Nigerians have already reached a
consensus rejecting them and that no
amount of threats, intimidation and
persecution with state apparatus of
power can subjugate or make them
change that determined resolve to vote
out APC and its candidates come 2019.

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