Lagos, Ekiti Threats: A Plunge To Anarchy – PDP
…Vows To Resist Anti- Democratic Tendencies
BEVERLY HILLS, April 06, (THEWILL) – The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned in the strongest possible terms what it described as the emerging height of political recklessness in Lagos and Ekiti States ahead of Saturday's governorship and House of Assembly elections and called on all Nigerians to stand up against such anti-democratic tendencies.
In a statement issued Monday by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, the party described as senseless and unpatriotic the impeachment move against Governor Ayo Fayose by out-going APC state legislators and the barbaric death threats on non-indigenes in Lagos by the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu if they vote for the PDP candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, saying it ascend to a height of unruliness that should not be accommodated.
The statement said: “The PDP totally and unequivocally rejects the flimsy and unsubstantiated allegations concocted by the APC legislators against Governor Fayose.
” We state in very clear terms that we will stand with him and bear our full weight in defense of the mandate freely given to him by the people of Ekiti state.
“We invite all lovers of democracy and the international community to note the antics of APC and the deliberate plot to destabilise the polity even when it is yet to assume power.
“In the same vein, it is indeed most unfortunate that a royal father of the status of the Oba of Lagos should attempt to drag the revered traditional institution into partisan politics to the level of threatening innocent Nigerians with the view to preventing them from freely exercising their constitutionally guaranteed right.”
“Our response to the Oba of Lagos is that he cannot play God and can never be God. God owns the universe and every part of it and can never share His glory with any human no matter how highly placed.”
“We therefore call on all Nigerians in Lagos state; all Igbos, Hausas, Yorubas and people of other tribes; all northerners and southerners; all Christians and Muslims to turn against this unpatriotic stance, by coming out enmasse to vote for the PDP candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje on Saturday.”
“Undoubtedly, this anti-Nigeria position reminds of the 2013 inhuman and callous arrest, detention and eventual deportation' of non-indigenes by the APC-led government of Lagos state and confirms fears that the APC is indeed on a mission to destroy our national unity, balkanize the nation and obliterate the personal freedom Nigerians enjoy today.”
“Already, the APC has started terrorising supporters of the PDP with vows to make life unbearable for them when it eventually assumes power. Our investigation reveals that many of our prominent supporters have been marked. The process has already started with threats to the life, family and business of the Chairman of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah for supporting PDP candidates and helping non-indigenes win some Lagos seats in the National Assembly on the platform of the our great party.”
“Indeed, if this threats on a duly elected state governor and innocent Nigerians constitute the picture or foretaste of the order of the day when the APC finally assumes power at the center, then the nation is in serious danger.”
“However, the PDP states in very unambiguous terms that Nigerians would not accept such under any guise whatsoever.”