Posted by Saawua Terzungwe | 19 May 2018 | 1,397 times
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claimed on Saturday, that its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and other members of its National Working Committee (NWC) were under threat.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan also alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had commenced "total clampdown" of other PDP chieftains willing to contest presidency against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.
The image maker said the trend was not good for the nation's democracy and called on Nigerians and the international community to take note.
"It is instructive to inform that our leaders, particularly, our National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have been receiving threats since the PDP filed a petition to the United Nations and the Commonwealth of Nations, detailing documented threats to democracy by the APC and its Federal Government, abuse of human rights, mass killings, extra-judicial executions, persecution of opposition and unabated constitutional violations.
"This has become manifest in the plot to rope members of 'nPDP' especially those in the National Assembly, into gun-running and murder charges just because they came out to voice their opposition to the APC government’s constitutional violations and executive brigandage in the running of our nation’s affairs.
"Apart from allegations of corruption, there are also plots to clamp down and detain opposition leaders for charges bordering on treason and the PDP are also aware that some compromised judicial officers have been enlisted to give convictions and jail members of the opposition as well as dissenting voices, on flimsy grounds.
"The PDP’s response to all these plots is that we are not cowed," the PDP said. (DailyTrust)
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