The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation through its Director General, Femi Fani-Kayode has asked the All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop plotting fake attacks on its leaders by making it look as if the ruling party, PDP was after them. Fani says as a matter of fact, PDP has no intentions of plotting any evil against APC, but it is APC that has been known has a violent party. Here’s part of what he said in a press statement made available to journalists today.
“As diabolical as this plan appears to be, it should come as no surprise to the Nigerian people given the antecedents of the APC”.
“It is their stock-in-trade and their hallmark to engage in cheap propaganda and blackmail and to indulge in the most hideous form of violence. The recent torching of some of the branded buses of our party by the APC in Jos did not come to us as a surprise.
“Again the attacks on the convoy of our candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, whilst he was campaigning in Katsina, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa and Kaduna States were all carried out by members of the APC and the supporters and disciples of General Muhammadu Buhari.”
“Yet the APC still attempted to deceive Nigerians by claiming that the burning of the buses was carried out by members of the PDP in Plateau State.”
“The fact of the matter is that our party was not embroiled in any violent intra-party fracas in Plateau state. Furthermore our party leaders and members in Plateau State have demonstrated the highest level of decorum and civility even in the face of sponsored violence in the state.”
“The Nigerian people will decide which of these two statements are more responsible and which of the two candidates is fit to lead our nation on March 28th.
”On that day they will decide whether it is the candidate that wants peace at all costs and that insists that there must be no shedding of blood or the one that consistently talks about violence and the shedding of blood that will lead Nigeria for the next four years.
“We urge those that are set on the track of simulated violence to desist from carrying out their wicked plans and to desist from employing such foul means to gain sympathy for their candidate, their party and their dwindling fortunes.”