Barely few hours to the commencement of polls, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday night raised an alarm, calling on the National Peace Committee, NPC, and the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have declared and commenced a war on the PDP.
It also said Buhari has unleashed the state security apparatus of the police, military and Directorate of State Services, DSS, as the operatives are now hounding, beating up, arresting, detaining and shooting PDP leaders in various states, ahead of tomorrow’s election.
The opposition party spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said this in a statement made available to newsmen at 10:34 pm in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan added, ” Federal controlled security officers have taken over the streets; they are now attacking and picking up our members, even in their homes, all in President Buhari’s bid to subjugate Nigerians and enforce his self-succession bid.
“In Osun, all our key leaders have been arrested on flimsy charges. Our leaders are being harassed and detained in Rivers, Kano and other states.
“In Kogi, our leaders, including former Governor Ibrahim Idris was manhandled, our state campaign spokesperson, Mr. Austin Okai, was abducted, while the National Publicity Secretary and Director of Media and Publicity of the Campaign, Kola Ologbondiyan, narrowly escaped abduction.
“All our leaders in Kogi are under siege. The whereabouts of Senator Dino Melaye, a senatorial candidate, is uncertain since the last siege on him by security agents.
“The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has refused to dismantle the siege by Government House Police command in Banda.”
The main opposition party, therefore, called on the Peace Committee and the international committee to note that Buhari and APC have breached all the agreements in the peace accord.
“For us in the PDP and indeed all Nigerians, we have now come to the breaking point where our members can no longer stomach the escalated onslaught of the Buhari Presidency and the APC.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and we might have no option left in the present circumstance than to pull off our gloves.
“The Peace committee and the International Criminal Court should hold President Buhari directly responsible for any break down of law and order in our country as Nigerians will never allow him to rig this election.”