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PDP sponsored ISSA report to mock Alkali’s, Badeh’s killings, group alleges

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Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshal Alex Badeh (deceased)

The Convention for Democracy in Nigeria (CDN) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring reports through International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA) to mock the deaths of the late Chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh and General Idris Alkali.

It made the allegation yesterday, while urging the relevant authorities to call the PDP to order over its “lust for the blood of innocent Nigerians.

CDN said PDP was using ISSA to churn out mischievous stories to heat up the polity ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Speaking at a media briefing, National President of CDN, Abraham Uke, described PDP’s politicisation of Badeh and Alkali’s killings as insensitive and a tool for propaganda.

“Unfortunately, what the PDP has succeeded in doing is to mock Nigerians with the death of some patriots in recent times. This is consistent with the party’s history of insensitivity to the pain it has inflicted on citizens, which has continued to echo through insecurity the country continues to deal with till date.

Insecurity is responsible for the deaths of the gallant commanders, which the report now attempted to read meanings into.

“Politicising the deaths using the report is insensitive and PDP’s attempt to malign the Nigerian government with the killing of Badeh and Alkali is irresponsible even for a group that was said to have a nest of killers.

The intention is to instigate crisis in the polity and cause ethnic and religious strife geared towards destabilising the 2019 general elections.

“Proof has started emerging that the report is a huge scam, especially when Senate President Bukola Saraki and PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, could not resist the temptation of snapping photographs with one of the talking heads they had financed to defend the lies in the report on television.

“Evidence has also emerged that PDP paid premium rates to promote the report for extended broadcast in the media. Our worry is that as the elections draw nearer, there would be more lies that could cost the country more lives.”

“The party that has been responsible for the killing of innocent Nigerians under various guise like herders and farmers crisis, Boko Haram terrorism, and other crisis that may likely erupt and it will find a way to blame it on the present government,” the statement reads.


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