The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a recent statement issued on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being a violent party.
PDP says that the APC engages in actions that incites bloody conflicts and breakdown of law and order among Nigerians. The opposition further expressed concern over the rate of violence which according to PDP has been the way of the ruling party (APC) since 2015.
This latest statement is apparently a reaction to the recent APC nationwide congresses that was marred with violence in some parts of the nation including Lagos, Rivers, Delta and Gombe.
Read the statement by the PDP below;
“We are terrified by the spate of violence, mayhem, bloodletting and massive corruption associated with the All Progressives Congress (APC), both in governance and its internal activities.
“Since its emergence, the APC and its leaders have continued to drag our nation towards a state of anarchy by engaging in actions that instigate bloody conflicts and breakdown of law and order among Nigerians, including in their fold as a party.
“From the rascally attempt to overrun a court of competent jurisdiction in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to halt the wheel of justice, the burning of their own secretariat in Owerri, Imo state, the gruesome murder of their own members in Lagos and Oyo States to the malignant disputation and lust for power by its leaders across the nation, it is clear that the APC is not organic but a soulless mob without any form of conscience and integrity; an ‘evil wind that blows no good’.”
PDP alleges that organizing successful party congresses “has been an issue for the APC as it could not actuate this simplest tradition of political parties, making its congress a threat to our democracy.”
“APC has become a symbol and harbinger of malevolence, which, by every indication, is on a sordid throttle of taking our nation to the long forgotten state of nature where only the mighty rules; the state of anarchy.
“From its cannibalistic proclivities, the world can see why the APC and its insensitive federal government care less about the lives and welfare of Nigerians, resulting in the escalation of violence, bloodletting, mass killings, extra-judicial executions, persecution of citizens, abuse of human rights, constitutional violations, including invasion of the National Assembly as well as attack on federal lawmakers and judicial officers.”
The statement further urged Nigerians, “irrespective of creed, class or sectional persuasion, to be at alert, look beyond personal interests, rise in unison and use all democratic instruments to stop the APC in this dangerous drive to further wreck the nation and plunge it into a state of anarchy.”