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.
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"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."
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"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
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