PDP alerts to looming anarchy in Ekiti
CITING what it termed political recklessness on the part of All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday condemned what it called ‘looming anarchy’ in Ekiti State ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections and called on all Nigerians to stand up against “such anti-democratic tendencies.”
A statement by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in Abuja stated that “the impeachment move against Governor Ayo Fayose by outgoing APC state legislators ascend to a height of unruliness that should not be accommodated.”
Metuh said, “The PDP totally and unequivocally rejects the flimsy and unsubstantiated allegations concocted by the APC legislators against Governor Fayose.
The statement reads in part: “We state in very clear terms that we will stand with him and bear our full weight in defense of the mandate freely given to him by the people of Ekiti State. We invite all lovers of democracy and the international community to note the antics of APC and the deliberate plot to destabilize the polity even when it is yet to assume power.
“We therefore urge General Muhammadu Buhari as the leader of the APC to call its members and supporters, particularly in Lagos and Ekiti to order; especially bearing in mind that it was the peaceful atmosphere and the level playing ground nurtured by the PDP-led administration that created the room for his emergence at the presidential polls. Our country cannot at this moment afford to slide into anarchy, reign of terror and deliberate schemes to divide the people for selfish political reasons,” the statement added. .