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PDP warns opposition against violence in Gombe

26 May 2014, 13:37Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to unleash violence inGombe State.

“The leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has uncovered a well-laid out plot by the APC to unleash its venom on the peace-loving people of Gombe state using the instruments of lies, deceit and propaganda just as it did in River state.

"We wish to alert Nigerians on the real intention behind the unpatriotic statement by the APC wherein its spokesperson, Lai Mohammed, in his usual stock in trade, maliciously dished out tissues of lies and fabrications against the PDP-led Gombe state government with the aim of causing disaffection among the people and worsening the security situation in the north east geo-political zone where their unguarded and provocative utterances have continued to motivate and fuel insurgency,” Olisa Metuh National Publicity Secretary of the party, stated.

The ruling party insisted that the claims in the APC statement were mere fabrications, adding that there was no time Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo-led administration clamp down on any APC member or engaged in the destruction of property owned by the APC or any other opposition party.

“Why would the PDP-led government of Gombe state clamp down on members of a party that is practically non-existent in the state? Why would the PDP border about a party which has no single functional structure in Gombe state? Why would the PDP clamp down on members of a party which has since been rejected by the people due to its quarrelsomeness and preference for violence?” PDP stated.

PDP added that the APC was particularly pained by the achievements of the Dankwambo-led government which had earned the PDP the support of the people.

“Realizing that they have been rejected by the people, the APC is now using every means, including the spreading of falsehood to attempt to destabilize the state ahead of the 2015 general election. Having failed in its attempts to destabilize Bayelsa state, the APC has now turned its syringe of venom on Gombe, a plot which has also failed.

"Is it that the APC do not want Nigerians to live in peace? Why is APC bent on causing disaffection among the peace-loving people of Gombe state who has continued to show their commitment to live in harmony under the PDP-led administration? Why would they insist on sowing seeds of discord among our people as a means to actualize their inordinate quest for power?”

– CAJ News

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