PDP reacts as Obasanjo alleged plot by Buhari to jail him
– The PDP has reacted to the allegation that the Buhari’s government is plotting to jail ex-President Obsanjo
– The PDP accused opposition party of intimidating and harrasing opponents
– The party also alleged that the APC is controlling and using the security forces for its own benefits
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC) of using the security forces and it’s anti-corruption war, to harass, intimidate and coerce the opposition members.
The PDP’s statement comes after former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo alleged that the Buhari’s administration is plotting to use fake document to frame him for a crime and jail him.
The PDP, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Obasanjo’s allegation would not be the first from past leaders in opposition parties.
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Ologbondiyan said: “The alarm by Chief Obasanjo has further shown that the PDP has not been crying wolf regarding the plots by the Federal Government to frame, arrest, detain and arraign political opponents of the APC, including regular Nigerians, for holding or canvasing opinions that are divergent to the interest of those in power.
“We invite Nigerians to note the travails faced by perceived opponents of the Buhari Presidency, including Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Senators Shehu Sani and Dino Melaye, who had raised similar alarms in the past.
“The PDP urges Nigerians to note how APC controlled security forces, on Wednesday, arrested and detained opposition members in Ogun State, including a member of the House of Assembly, Hon Adebiyi Adeleye, who were going about their legitimate activities, only to tag them as cultists.
“PDP wants the APC and the Buhari Presidency to note that no amount of coercion, intimidation and illegal arrests will alter the determination of Nigerians to vote out the dysfunctional APC and rescue our nation from the shackles of the Buhari Presidency and its misrule, come 2019.”