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PDP reading much into APC parallel govt threat

06 August 2014, 21:38

Abuja - The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning an Arab Spring in the country.

The Arab Spring refers to the overthrow of governments in Arab Africa at the beginning of 2012.

Also read: APC threatens to form parallel government

"Our attention has been drawn to an open threat by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun to institute a parallel government should his party lose the 2015 general elections," Olisa Metuh, PDP spokesman said.

"Nigerians need to be reminded that the APC’s understanding of ‘rigging’ is where they lose election. Whenever they win as was the case in Edo, it is free and fair," added.

He added  the threat to institute a parallel government by the APC was "nothing short of implementing the agenda to destabilize and collapse the democratic system and institute a reign of anarchy."

Also read: PDP downplays Oyinlola's defection to APC                             

"The statement by the APC National Chairman therefore has confirmed our position that the APC is not planning for the 2015 election but an overthrow of a democratically elected government having realized that they cannot and will not win in the general elections," the PDP statement added.

Metuh said the pronouncement confirmed the APC is indeed promoting a "Janjaweed ideology" and further reinforced the long held suspicion that they had been holding meetings outside the country to enact an Arab Spring as a means to forcefully take over power when it loses in 2015.

"This explains why they have been making inflammatory statements and publishing negative advertorials and articles in local and foreign media to incite Nigerians, embolden insurgents and stir hatred and division among the populace while balkanizing the nation along its fault

Also read:  PDP ridcules APC's mega rally in Osun

 - CAJ 


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