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PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, accuses the APC, Police, and EFCC of planning to cripple PDP-controlled states ahead of 2019 general elections

President Muhammadu Buhari and Police Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Prince Uche Secondus, on Wednesday accused the Nigeria Police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of secretly agreeing with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to cripple PDP-controlled states.

Secondus noted that it was part of the APC plot to ensure that the APC does not reclaim power and rescue the nation from the inept rule of the APC.

He accused the ruling party of not planning to win the forthcoming general elections, but to rig themselves forcefully into power.

“That is why they are not campaigning or seeking votes from Nigerians. That is why President Buhari has refused to sign into law an amended Electoral Act that would have guaranteed this nation a free and fair election,” he said.

The PDP is aware of the APC “mapped out a strategy to ensure that the PDP-controlled states are adequately inconvenienced and frustrated enough not to have concentration to tackle their reelection,” he said through his media aide, Ike Abonyi.

According to the PDP Chairman, the redeployment of Commissioners of Police in Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi States was deliberate attempt towards preventing the PDP from retaining power in the states.

“In  the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly crisis,  which was engineered by the APC, the police clearly became an interested party playing a biased role to  dance to the music of the APC.

“In most PDP states, despite the governors being the statutory chief security officers, police commissioners have set up parallel structures to undermine the security of the states just to satisfy their paymasters

“They have resolved to inject crisis into  the PDP-controlled states and ensure that our governors who are refusing to play ball are permanently distracted.

“They have deployed a huge amount of money  in these states to either use labour or state legislators to instigate  crisis, frighten the governors and force them to do a deal with them.”

“Nigerians should ask the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, why   is it that only PDP governors are on their radar.

“Nigerians should ask the EFCC why they are looking away from  what happened in Kano that everybody watched. If Governor Ibrahim Ganduje had been a member of the PDP, would the EFCC have kept quiet?

“Nigerians should find out why is it that only the  PDP’s  finance commissioners are visitors to the EFCC while their APC counterparts,  where corruption is obvious, are glorified.

“Only PDP governors are performing and carrying out people-oriented projects across the country as can be witnessed by all but they are the only ones being harassed by Magu and his team.

“We are aware that Magu has vowed to make the reelection of President Buhari his personal project even if Nigerians appear to have turned their back on them.”

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus

The APC in its response through its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu, however denied the allegations, saying that the PDP was not telling the truth.

“The PDP has many lies in its pot to dish out to unsuspecting Nigerians.

“This party lied that the accounts of its vice-presidential running mate, Mr. Peter Obi, were frozen. It turned out to be a lie.

“The party also lied that the home of two sons of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was searched by security agents, it also turned out to be a lie.

“This is another false alarm from the PDP.  Nigerians should ignore it. Instead of sitting down to tell Nigerians what they want to do in 2019, they are busy ditching out lies,” adding that the APC will soon expose the PDP when it starts campaigning.

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