The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it stands by its earlier assertion that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is behind the burning of offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in various parts of the country.
The PDP, which restated its position that the APC has been promoting acts of violence including burning of INEC offices in other to build up an emergency situation and frustrate the smooth conduct of the 2023 general elections, called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba to place APC leaders on watch list.
PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said, “It is despicable that having realized that it has no place in the 2023 election, given its abysmal failure in governance, APC leaders are seeking to set our country ablaze and truncate our hard-earned democracy.”
The PDP invited Nigerians to note the failure of the APC and its leaders to forcefully condemn “this clear assault on our frontline institution of democracy. This is also as the APC administration has failed to take decisive steps to protect INEC facilities from assailants.”
The party said it wants the APC to know that May 29, 2023 date is sacrosanct for it to leave office, free the nation from its stranglehold and fizzle out from the political firmament.
“Indeed, history will not be kind to APC and its leaders given the magnitude of atrocities they have committed against Nigerians in a space of six years.
“The APC has destroyed our nation, opened our dear fatherland to bandits and terrorists, turned our nation into an expansive killing field and a large funeral palour.
“APC has wrecked our economy, opened our national vaults to its leaders to pillage over N15 trillion naira and reduced our once thriving country to a beggar nation while mortgaging our future with humongous foreign debts.
“Our party calls on the Inspector General of Police to immediately invite and question APC leaders over the burning of INEC offices.
“Nigerians also expect the police to immediately place APC leaders and their thugs on watch list as a firm step to guarantee the security of INEC facilities and other institutions of democracy in the country,” the party said.
The PDP also called on Nigerians across board, to remain at alert and unite in prayers so that the nation survives the next two years under the APC and its administration.
“Our party further urges Nigerians not to be deterred by the actions of the APC but to remain united in rallying in the defense of our democracy to rescue our nation from the misrule of the APC,” the party said.