The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged of a sinister plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and certain agents of the Buhari led federal government to load ammunition into vehicles painted in PDP colours and the names of its candidates, particularly its Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki as well as Senator Dino Melaye with the aim of using them to attack Nigerians and orchestrate violence ahead of the elections.
The party in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary and Director, Media & Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan stated that intelligence at the party’s disposal showed that the APC had contracted some criminal elements to use the vehicles to cause mayhem and pandemonium by firing into gatherings in various parts of the country, after which the ruling party and the agents of Buhari Presidency would blame the attacks on the party and its candidates.
PDP however condemned the heinous plot as an extreme act of desperation by the APC in its despondency after being rejected by the people.
“We want all Nigerians to note that the PDP is a party of goodwill and our rallies have demonstrated that we are a people of peace. Our objectives and goals, as laid down by our founding fathers, demonstrate unity, national cohesion and economic prosperity for our nation.
“This is the path we have continued to toe in our campaigns, in spite of provocations by the APC and the Buhari Presidency.
“The PDP is therefore, alerting Nigerians to take serious note of this plot by the APC, which is tailored to smear the image of our party and candidates, as well as divert public attention from their acts and threats of violence ahead of the 2019 general election.
“The PDP urges all Nigerians to continue to be at alert and wary of the APC in its acts of desperation against the resolution by the people to end the Buhari administration and elect a new leadership under Atiku Abubakar, to return good governance, economic prosperity and political tranquility to our nation, come February 16, 2019”, the statement said.
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