The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts the nation of a grand plot by
the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use acts of banditry and
electoral violence to disrupt our democratic order and disintegrate the
nation, having realized that they have been rejected and can no longer
win elections in our country.
The party asserts that the silence of the APC and the Buhari Presidency
to the attack and assassination attempt on Benue State Governor, Dr
Samuel Ortom, by bandits, who were reported as killer herdsmen, calls
for serious concern.
The PDP also stressed that the silence of the APC and the Buhari
Presidency to the violence unleased by APC thugs, leading to the killing
of two innocent Nigerians and a police officer, in the Ekiti State bye
election at the weekend and the postponement of the election, only goes
to show that the APC is all out to derail our democracy just because
they have been rejected by Nigerians.
Our party holds that such disposition in the face an assassination
attempt on a democratically elected governor by bandits as well as
killing of innocent Nigerians and a law enforcement officer by suspected
APC thugs, amounts to endorsing acts of violence and assault against our
democratic order, sovereignty and corporate existence as a nation.
It is the belief of our party that such silence on an assassination
attempt on Governor Ortom is portentous given that the attack came on
the heels of his outspokenness in exposing those allegedly behind the
incessant attacks on communities in the state and demanding that the
Federal Government should live up to its responsibility on the
protection of life and property in the state.
The PDP invites Nigerians to note how the APC and its leaders have been
patronizing bandits, terrorists and kidnappers and even justifying their
acts of violence against innocent Nigerians, while providing cover for
the thugs they use in their plot to derail our democratic order.
Our party urges Nigerians to hold the APC and its leaders responsible
for the attack on Governor Ortom as well as call them to question should
any harm befall the governor or any member of his family and government.
In the same vein, the PDP cautions the APC and its leaders to stop
stretching the limits of Nigerians’ patience through acts of electoral
violence as well as shenanigans aimed at derailing our democracy and
disintegrating our nation.
National Publicity Secretary