THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is the brain behind the burning of assets and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in different parts of the country.
Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary the PDP, made the allegation in a statement he issued on Tuesday, May 25, worrying that the ugly trend was to create an emergency situation and frustrate the smooth conduct of the 2023 general elections.
According to Ologbonduyan, “It is despicable that having realised that it has no place in the 2023 election, given its abysmal failure in governance, APC leaders are seeking to set our country ablaze and truncate our hard-earned democracy.”
Part of the statement reads: “The PDP invites Nigerians to note the failure of the APC and its leaders to forcefully condemn this clear assault on our frontline institution of democracy. This is also as the APC administration has failed to take decisive steps to protect INEC facilities from assailants.
“Our party wants the APC to know that May 29, 2023 date is sacrosanct for it to leave office, free our nation from its stranglehold and fizzle out from our political firmament.
“Indeed, history will not be kind to APC and its leaders given the magnitude of atrocities they have committed against Nigerians in a space of six years.
“The APC has destroyed our nation, opened our dear fatherland to bandits and terrorists, turned our nation into an expansive killing field and a large funeral palour.
“APC has wrecked our economy, opened our national vaults to its leaders to pillage over N15 trillion naira and reduced our once thriving country to a beggar nation while mortgaging our future with humongous foreign debts”.
The PDP called on the inspector general of police to immediately invite and question APC leaders over the burning of INEC offices.
“Nigerians also expect the police to immediately place APC leaders and their thugs on watch list as a firm step to guarantee the security of INEC facilities and other institutions of democracy in the country.
“The PDP also calls on Nigerians, across board, to remain at alert and unite in prayers so that our nation survives the next two years under the vindictive, insensitive, incompetent, treasury looting, divisive and violent APC and its administration.
“Our party further urges Nigerians not to be deterred by the actions of the APC but to remain united in rallying in the defense of our democracy to rescue our nation from the misrule of the APC,” the PDP added.
Realnews recalls that last week, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of INEC, said that the burning of the commission’s assets in its 23 offices across the country might hamper its capacity to conduct the 2023 general election.
– May 25, 2021 @ 7: 51 GMT |