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PDP Accuses APC Of Plot To Simulate Attacks On Its Own Leaders

Femi Fani Kayode
Femi Fani Kayode

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation has raised the alarm on a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to simulate attacks on some of its own leaders with a view to accusing the PDP of being responsible for the attacks.
The Campaign Organisation, in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, said: “it has been brought to our attention that a section of the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has now perfected plans to simulate violent
attacks on members of their own party and then point fingers at supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP for such attacks in order to portray us as being violent.
“As diabolical as this plan appears to be, it should come as no surprise to the Nigerian people given the antecedents of the APC.”
Fani-Kayode alleged that APC’s stock-in-trade and its hallmark is to engage in cheap propaganda and blackmail and to indulge in the most hideous form of violence, adding that the recent torching of some of the branded buses of PDP by the APC in Jos was not surprised..
“Again the attacks on the convoy of our candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, whilst he was campaigning in Katsina, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa and Kaduna States were all carried out by members of the APC and the supporters and disciples of General Muhammadu Buhari.
“As an example of their sheer deceit and chicanery, there is a video of the burning of our campaign buses all over social media. This video footage showed a group of hoodlums offering songs of praise to General Muhammadu Buhari and chanting war songs whilst they indulged in a gruesome and unrestrained orgy of violence. Yet the APC still attempted to deceive Nigerians by claiming that the burning of the buses was carried out by members of the PDP in Plateau State.
“The fact of the matter is that our party was not embroiled in any violent intra-party fracas in Plateau state.”
Fani-Kayode said that PDP leaders and members in Plateau State have demonstrated the highest level of decorum and civility even in the face of sponsored violence in the state.
“It would be recalled that a serving senator (Gyang Dantong) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria lost his life in one of such sponsored acts of violence by the agents of darkness who have serially supported amnesty for terrorists.  It is self-evident that those who burnt our buses in Plateau State were supporters of the APC and not members of our party.
“Yet rather than accept full responsibility for these attacks the APC quickly linked the attack on the residence of their party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, to the PDP, insinuating that there were more attacks to come.
“It has now come to our knowledge that a section of the leadership of the APC is perfecting plans to sponsor a series of simulated attacks on some key members of their own party.
“Their objective is to carry out the simulated attacks and then go public by linking supporters of our candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, to such attacks.  This is an irresponsible and dangerous path to tread and we hereby serve notice to the leaders of the APC not to play with such dangerous fire. If they insist on doing so their plan will backfire in a way that they cannot possibly comprehend and it will have far-reaching and tumultuous consequences for the fortunes of their party.”
Fani-Kayode said however that APC’s attempt at poisoning the political environment and fouling up the political space will not work. [myad]

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