The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alarm claiming that the peace accord signed by the two frontline presidential candidates, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party has been violated.
PDP’s contention about the peace accord
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, said in a statement that all the terms of the agreement for peace have been broken by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
On alleged APC’s rigging mechanisms
According to Secondus, military and the Police operatives have been deployed to arrest and detain PDP leaders across the country.
He said that reports reaching him from Kwara, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Kano, Kaduna and other states showed that “the PDP leaders are being harassed with arrest and detention by security operatives on flimsy reasons.
He noted that while the APC was using the security operatives to chase the PDP leaders across the country, they continue to give protection to the APC leaders “as they ferry money and election materials to various locations.”
He added, “Private jets belonging to the APC leader in Lagos have been stationed at the airports protected by government operatives as money is being moved from the Central bank of Nigeria to states.”
PDP’s directive to stakeholders
The PDP chairman said that his party expects the National Peace and Reconciliation Committee and the international community to note the alleged declaration of war on the PDP leaders across the country by overzealous security operatives who he said were specially raised for the purpose.
He also urged General Abdulsalmi Abubakar- led Peace Committee to take note of all the happenings adding that “the APC and President Buhari are not disposed to any peace accord.”