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PDP Condemns FG’s Alleged Plan To Extend Clampdown

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government has shown itself as the clog on the wheel of national cohesion, happiness and economic prosperity.

 

The party claimed that “there are plans by APC – led government to extend the clampdown on opposition leaders to regular citizens, who have seen through their lies and deception and are in open agitation to vote them out in 2019.

 

In a statement by its National publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said “The APC has demonstrated that it was never a political party designed for governance and development, but a contraption for oppression and vendetta.

 

“Since the recent boast by President Muhammadu Buhari on his abuse of rights as a military ruler, there has been an escalation of clampdown on citizens, particularly, the opposition, in various parts of our country.

 

“It is also instructive to note that since it came to power by deceit and propaganda in 2015, the APC has done nothing, except actions and comments that promote hatred, violence and daily bloodletting among Nigerians; causing of disharmony among arms and tiers of government in addition to undermining our democratic and security institutions.”

 

PDP regretted that APC “has not formulated any clear-cut programme for good governance. It has never called its government to order in their recklessness, particularly on the documented abuse of human rights and violation of our constitution and democratic order.

 

“Despite attempts in blaming past administrations, it has since become clear that the on-going barefaced looting of our national treasury, particularly through the sleazy oil subsidy regime under President Buhari’s supervision, coupled with government’s gross incompetence and official highhandedness, are directly responsible for the economic hardship and escalated violence in our nation today.”

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