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PDP Raises Alarm Over Ploy By APC To Disrupt Ondo Campaign

 

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alarm over an alleged plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to disrupt its Presidential Campaign rally slated for Wednesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

According to the PDP, plans are allegedly underway by the APC to cause violence and disrupt its Presidential campaign rally in Akure tomorrow.

The information is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

Naija News gathered that Ologunagba said the APC wants to send thugs to disrupt the rally because they are threatened by the popularity and acceptability of its flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar.

He advanced that the Ondo people would not resist the PDP rally, adding that they can’t be subdued.

The PDP publicity secretary said the Ondo people and Nigeria at large will reject the APC’s flag bearer, Bola Tinubu, in next year’s election because the party has been rejected by Nigerians.

The PDP, however, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution his party members because their actions have the tendency to undermine Nigeria’s democratic process.

It also called on security agencies to take immediate action to stop the APC and its thugs from the plot against the people of Ondo State.

Ologunagba said: “The PDP is aware of plots by the APC to import thugs from Kogi State and station them at strategic locations along roads and intersections leading to the PDP Campaign Rally venue in Akure town to attack PDP members and other Nigerians similar to the dastardly acts APC perpetuated against the PDP in our Kaduna and Borno States rallies.

“APC leaders are reportedly bragging that APC-led Ondo State Government had bribed commercial road transporters in the State not to provide transportation to PDP members and supporters so as to frustrate their movement to the venue of the PDP Presidential Campaign Rally.

“The PDP states clearly that it cannot be deterred by the APC’s plots which will be firmly resisted by the people of Ondo State. The people, having gone through excruciating seven and half years of pain and hopelessness under the APC are now in total support of the PDP and Atiku Abubakar.

“The APC is cautioned to note that the people of Ondo State have NEVER and will NEVER be subdued or repressed by any oppressive force. The history of the Ondo people is replete with stiff resistance to oppression, repression and any attempt by anybody to disrupt their normal peaceful lives.”

The PDP also called on the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to call his party members to order, adding that “he will be held responsible should there be any attack on PDP members or breakdown of Law and Order before, during and after the PDP Presidential Rally in the State.”

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