Lagos - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the ongoing removal and destruction of its campaign material in Port Harcourt in the Rivers State.
The ruling party alleged its flags, pin-ups, billboards and posters on the streets, roads and poles in the state capital were tampered with.
PDP said such action by Rivers State government was "undemocratic, despotic and an invitation to anarchy in the state."
It said it was "irked by the fact that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state had consistently used the resources of government and people of the state to oppress perceived political opponents in disregard of social justice and fundamental rights of the citizens.
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Convinced that the presence of the flags on the streets poles in the capital city does not in anyway infringe on the rights of the Rivers State government or the APC, the PDP urged the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, to replace the destroyed PDP items.
"The PDP swill consider taking appropriate actions in its quest for justice, as it has been pushed to the wall," the party stated.
"The PDP also appeals to all calming voices, well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to urgently prevail on the Governor to halt the execution of such tyrannical programme of his government and to replace the party’s Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials accordingly," PDP added.
Rivers State authorities could not be reached for comment.
- CAJ News