Attacks On Jonathan In The North Sponsored By PDP, APC Alleges

The All Progressives Congress, APC,  has alleged that recent attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan in Katsina and Bauchi states were sponsored by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as part of a plan to “demonize the opposition and force a postponement of next month’s general elections.”

The opposition party further alleged that those who attacked the Presidents convoy in the two cities were hired by PDP and given brooms to make them look like APC supporters.

”Information is now in the public domain that these attacks were self-inflicted, with the aim of demonizing the APC and instigating retaliatory attacks in the southern states, thus precipitating chaos which the PDP and the Presidency will then use as an excuse for the postponement of the elections,” the APC stated.

”Apparently they did not envisage that the information about their complicity over the attacks will leak to the public. It is common knowledge that the security around the President is such that no hoodlum can come close enough to pelt him with stones,” it further stated.

The APC dismissed accusations that it had breached the non-violence agreement sign recently in Abuja by presidential candidates of the political parties and in turn accused the PDP  of being the one that breached the accord with attacks on its office and supporters in Rivers and Sokoto states.

”The second attack on our offices in Rivers took place after the pact was signed, just like the serial attacks on our supporters in Sokoto, organized by a PDP stalwart in the city and aided and abetted by the police,” the party stated.

It equally posited that “death-wish-for-Buhari advert by the incautious Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State in the name of President Jonathan, which could have triggered unimaginable violence if not properly managed by the APC, also breached the agreement.”




     

     

    The APC spokesman also said that the venue of its rally in Okrika, Rivers State was attacked on Saturday morning, noting that “no one disrupted the First Lady’s campaign there earlier in the week.”

    The APC expressed worry over threats by some Ijaw leaders that they would retaliate the attacks on the President in the North and that they would foment trouble if Jonathan loses the presidential election.

    ”The last time we checked, elections are won and lost by the votes of the people, not by infantile threats. The last time we checked, no one is guiltier over attempts to undermine the oneness of Nigeria than than some self-styled leaders of the Ijaw nation.  Had they been duly prosecuted and punished in accordance with the laws of the land, they would not have dared to continue threatening the nation’s existence, even as those saddled with the responsibility of preventing such
    threats look on,” the party said.

    It called on its supporters to continue to maintain the peace

     

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