APC Reacts To PDP’s Protest
Naija News reports that members of the PDP including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye among others stormed the Independent Electoral Commission headquarters in Abuja demanding that their party’s candidate, Ademola Adeleke be declared winner of the Osun governorship election.
They also protested at the police headquarters in the Nigerian capital.
In a statement issued yesterday by APC’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the party said the PDP leaders’ action was capable of leading to loss of lives.
The APC accused the PDP of trying to resort to violence ahead of the 2019 general election. It appealed to political parties to play by the rule as the nation prepares for the general elections.
The statement reads: “The APC strongly condemns the irresponsible, shameful and reckless actions of the PDP led by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus; Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, PDP state governors, ranking PDP federal lawmakers, who led hired thugs in a failed attempt to forcibly enter the Police headquarters under the guise of a ‘protest’.
“If the PDP’s confrontation with the police was an attempt to copy APC leaders’ peaceful protests in Abuja, ahead of the 2015 elections, it was a low-budget imitation and terribly-acted script.”