PDP Accuses APC Of Pushing Self Succession Agenda For Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged the federal government is plotting to strangle opposition to pave way for Buhari’s self-succession bid in 2019.
While speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said that the presidency wants to achieve this by prosecuting leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said the All Progressive Congress is doing everything possible to strangle its opponents in the country.
“Currently, the APC has fully commenced a major onslaught on leaders and key voices in the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), particularly our state governors, opposition leaders in the national assembly as well as our presidential hopefuls,” he said.
Ologbondiyan said they (APC), plan to “push a self-succession bid for President Muhammadu Buhari seeing that their chances of winning the presidential election is getting slimmer by the day.”
“[There are] advanced plots by the federal government to clamp down on key leaders of the party and begin to drop in public places, alleged confessional statements made under duress in the desperate attempt to achieve a pre-determined end of validating the bandying of corruption allegations against members of the PDP,” he also said.
“We have also been made aware of a special presidential committee put up by the federal government to persecute our leaders.
“Already, no fewer than 28 cases have been filed based on trumped-up charges. Also, we are privy to series of clandestine meetings between agents of the APC and some compromised judicial officers to get conviction at all cost.”
The PDP also said the country is currently passing through her “darkest hours”.
The party spokesman added: “Our constitutional democracy is under severe attack. Agents of fascism are on the prowl.
“As we speak, Nigeria, as a nation is being pushed to the brinks and personal freedom of citizens under our constitution is no longer guaranteed.”