The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), main opposition party against spreading falsehood about proceedings at the election tribunal.
Naija News understands that the APC warned the opposition party against using propaganda and blackmail to incite the public.
The APC had alleged that the PDP has been sponsoring advertorials and writers to issue falsehood in the media wherein they facts are misrepresented and twisted to deceive the public and blackmail the tribunal.
This was made known in a statement issued by the party in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
The chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Prince Marcelenus Nlemigbo, in his statement accused the PDP of sponsoring a publication, alleging that the Deputy Commissioner of Police, who testified at the tribunal on the omitted results from 388 polling units, did not get clearance from the police authorities before doing so.
The statement reads as thus; “We have all the facts about their meetings and plans to use the media to spread falsehood to incite the public and blackmail the tribunal. Even the newspapers published everything that they are now playing out. The PDP in Imo State has been attacking not only the tribunal members, but the witnesses and litigants before them to intimidate them.
“It is obvious from the utterances of the hired writers that PDP may be planning evil against APC’s leadership and our witnesses by inciting the public against the tribunal. It is easy to know that PDP wants to unleash violence on APC members.”
He, therefore, called on the security agencies to take more than a passing interest in happenings in the state to forestall a breakdown of law and order.