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PDP outraged at Lagos deportations

19 August 2013, 08:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed the opposition All People's Congress (APC) in Lagos for deporting some Nigerians to Abia State and sealing off property belonging to former Abia state governor, Orji Kalu.

In a statement signed by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Tony Okeke, PDP likened the events to “the disreputable decree No Four of 1984 publicised by most dictator and supreme leader of the APC, General Muhammadu Buhari."

The decree clamped down on the liberty of speech and victimised anybody that criticized the government.

“We are indeed not surprised. After all, what would one expect from a government controlled by a party established by dictators with a penchant for unlawful actions and dehumanization of the citizenry?" quipped Okeke.

"How will the APC approve the unjust detention and flushing of helpless citizens from a state where they have immensely contributed just to be dumped at a place like Upper Iweka Bridge at the dead of the night without any form of care? Clamping down on its critics is only a signal of the draconian rule which Nigerians must rise against.”

PDP singled out APC leader Babatunde Foshola for criticism.

“Fashola, a lawyer, has allowed his dalliance with dictators and bigots like his masters General Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to substantially impair his reasoning and actions. Instead of accepting that it erred in expelling innocent Nigerians in total breach of their constitutionally guaranteed right of residency in any part of the country, the APC-led government of Lagos state has ignobly resorted to clamping down on those who criticized its evil deed,” the ruling party said.

“The APC leaders should borrow a leaf from President Goodluck Jonathan who, as a true democrat and statesman, has continued to maintain dignified calmness in the face of daily vituperations and unwarranted media attacks by the opposition.”  

- CAJ News


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