OrderPaperToday – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted on a “sinister plot” by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to attack Nigerians ahead of the elections.
According to a statement by the PDP’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Thursday, the plot involves “loading ammunition into vehicles painted in PDP colours and the names of our candidates, particularly our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki as well as Senator Dino Melaye and use them to attack Nigerians and orchestrate violence ahead of the elections.”
The opposition party added that intelligence at its disposal showed that “APC has contracted some criminal elements to use the vehicles to cause mayhem and pandemonium by firing into gatherings in various parts of the country, after which the ruling party and the agents of Buhari Presidency will blame the attacks on our party and candidates.”
The PDP describes the “heinous plot” as an “extreme act of desperation by the APC in their despondency, after being rejected by the people.
“We want all Nigerians to note that the PDP is a party of goodwill and our rallies have demonstrated that we are a people of peace. Our objectives and goals, as laid down by our founding fathers, demonstrate unity, national cohesion and economic prosperity for our nation.”
The statement informed that the plan by the APC is “tailored to smear the image of our party and candidates, as well as divert public attention from their acts and threats of violence ahead of the 2019 general election.”