PDP laments killings, violence, militarisation of polls

By Tony Edike on 10/03/2019

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has condemned the alleged militarisation, violence and killings by those it described as agents of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Saturday’s elections.

It said soldiers under the command of President Buhari allegedly hounded, arrested, shot, terrorised opposition figures and provided cover for the APC thugs to unleash violence, kill opposition members, cart away electoral materials and disrupt polls in the PDP strongholds.

This, it said, was in the bid to forcefully foist the APC on Nigerians.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said the polls were not free and fair.

He said the militarisation of the polls resorted to bloodletting, violence and official high-handedness by the APC.

 “The APC has further confirmed that this administration has no regard for the lives of Nigerians and lawful processes, but only interested in seizing power by all means,” he said.

Ologbondiyan said, “In Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Delta, Bayelsa, Kogi, Benue, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi states, among others, soldiers brazenly aided the APC thugs to unbridle violence, hijack electoral processes and write fictitious results for the APC candidates.

“In Rivers State, soldiers invaded INEC office in Bori, beat up and chased away the PDP agents and assisted the APC in ballot stuffing and writing of results.

“The scenario was the same in Akwa Ibom, where security agents provided cover for the APC thugs in their bid to hijack the electoral process.”

Ologbondiyan added that in Imo State, the thugs, accompanied by security agents disrupted polls in the PDP strongholds and reportedly killed a PDP agent in the Umudo/Umuwala area of Owerri.

Also in Ebonyi State, he alleged that the thugs aided by security agents, burnt down the Independent National Electoral Commission facility in the state.

Posted 10/03/2019 07:58:49 AM

 

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