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PDP decries alleged persecution of elected officials

08 September 2015, 11:08

Abuja - The ongoing use of state apparatus to persecute opposition officials spells doom for the country, the People’s Democratic Party has warned.

The warning comes amid the All Progressives-led government allegedly unleashing the Department of State Services (DSS) to invade and occupy the Akwa-Ibom State Government House, Uyo, in violation of the constitutional immunity of the government house.

The party said its investigations had shown that the DSS acted on the express orders from the APC Presidency.

PDD said the APC appear desperate bid to ‘destabilize’ and forcefully take over Akwa-Ibom and other PDP strongholds such as Rivers, Delta, Abia and Taraba.

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 “We invite Nigerians and the international community to note that never in the history of our democracy have we witnessed such a divisive government, whose actions and constitutional violations have so polarized the polity along its fault lines, while undermining national unity and cohesion, a development that spells doom for our democracy, if left unchecked,” PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh said in Abuja.

He said the party would no longer tolerate the ‘unlawful’ use of state apparatus of power by the APC-led Federal Government to harass its elected officials at any level across the country.

“We we wish to state categorically that as citizens of this country, we can no longer continue to stomach such brazen attacks on our members and elected officials. The PDP will therefore hold several leadership and stakeholders meetings to come up with its response to this barefaced assault on our democracy. Enough is enough,” Metuh said.

- CAJ News

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