APC alleges plot by PDP to disrupt roadshow in Ekiti
Debunks myth of Buhari’s one term presidency
In a statement issued in Lagos Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party also accused the PDP of allegedly working through Governors Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo to cause mayhem in South-West before, during and after the forthcoming elections to make free, fair and peaceful polls impossible, having realised that the PDP’s stock in the geo-political zone has been totally depleted.
The party, therefore, called on security agents to be on the alert during the roadshow in Ekiti and indeed all through the South-West as the elections approach.
Also, the APC has debunked the myth being peddled by the PDP that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will spend only one term in office if elected President, saying it is the creation of the ruling party which is seeking to play a section of the country against another.
The party in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by Mohammed said: ‘’The APC will not abridge the right of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to spend the constitutionally-guaranteed two terms as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria if elected in the March 28 poll.
‘’We are therefore telling Nigerians to disregard the tales by the moonlight which some PDP elements are yarning in their desperation to muddle the waters ahead of the forthcoming elections and create disaffection between a section of the country and another.”
The APC said: ‘’Scared stiff about the success of the one-million-march in Lagos last Saturday and worried about the successful rally being repeated in Ekiti and elsewhere in the South-West, the PDP has perfected a devilish plan to cause mayhem during the Ekiti roadshow. The APC T-shirts being sewn will be given to their thugs, who will then be mandated to infiltrate the roadshow and start a fight.
“Beyond that, the two ‘generals’ of the PDP in the South-West, Fayose and Mimiko, have perfected a scheme to take the military and police uniforms being sewn in Ado-Ekiti to Akure, where they will be worn by thugs for the purpose of intimidating APC supporters before and during the elections. Already, a special task force under one Soji Bello has been set up in Ondo State with the express mandate of attacking and beating up all known supporters of APC in Ondo State while another team has been mandated to cause mayhem in the Hausa-dominated Sabo and Shasha areas of the Ondo State capital, Akure.
‘’Finally, the PDP ‘generals’ plan to cause their own ‘Boko Haram’ to strike in the South-West, after which some South-West-based militias will retaliate against those purportedly behind the attack, thus triggering a region-wide mayhem. These plans are the outcome of all nocturnal meetings involving these PDP ‘generals’ and some other anarchists.”
The party said it has decided to expose these plans to put the nation’s security agencies on the alert, as well as to alert Nigerians and the international community to the evil machinations of those who are bent on triggering massive chaos and violence ahead of the polls.
‘’APC is a very peaceful party. Not a single violent incident has been recorded at any of our rallies since the beginning of the current electioneering campaign. Also, despite the massive turnout of Nigerians for the one-million-man march in Lagos on Saturday, the march was violence-free.
“We, therefore, urge those who are doing everything possible to make a peaceful change impossible that they are being watched closely by Nigerians and the international community, and for them to realise that there will be no hiding place for them either within or outside Nigeria if they carry out their dastardly plans. Today, the world has zero tolerance for perpetrators of mindless killings, chaos and violence,’’ it further said.
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