The PDP has noted the address today, by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, acting on behalf of the president Buhari, that some groups are being mobilized to stage violent attacks in various parts of our country.
We have noted the detailing of awareness of the said plots by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, which exposes manifest complicity at very high level.
In the light of this and the already displayed desperation by the APC ahead of the general elections, the PDP calls on Nigerians to hold President Buhari
directly responsible for any escalation of violence in our nation.
It is imperative to state that the PDP finds the claims of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, irresponsible and ludicrous. It is just a measure for building the ground for framing up and arrest of leading members of the opposition as he has just confirmed our concerns.
The PDP is a party that preaches &function by peace. We have conducted rallies in many states & geo-political zones without a record of violence. The
APC cannot make a similar claim of a peaceful rally in its few attempts at interacting with its members and the public.
APC’s primaries ended in violence & multiple deaths. Its rally in Lagos state ended in a fiasco. Its Presidential candidate is known all over the world for inciting supporters against peace-loving Nigerians, when he said that baboon &dogs will soak in their blood.
On behalf of Nigerians, we thank Alhaji Lai Mohammed for mustering the courage to bring the nefarious plans of the APC to the public. The PDP and Nigerians are prepared for a peaceful election in defence of our democracy.