The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government of a grand plan to clamp down on opposition leaders in the days ahead.
Making the statement in Abuja, spokesman for the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, told reporters that politicians who are critical of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government are the main targets, TheNation writes.
“The APC and its Federal Government have commenced a vicious and direct clampdown of major opposition leaders, perceived political opponents and individuals with interests and views that are divergent to those of their presidential aspirant, perhaps, candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of the 2019 general elections”, Ologbondiyan said.
According to him, the ‘unlawful design’ was with a view to “emasculate other political parties, undermine the laws and electoral system, foist a one-party state and perpetuate APC’s “incompetent, dysfunctional and anti-people rule on the nation.”
Ologbondiyan added that party chair Uche Secondus has also been receiving threats since the PDP filed petitions to the United Nations and the Commonwealth detailing instances of right violations against the government.
The PDP had, a few weeks ago, called the attention of the two international bodies to alleged abuse of human rights, mass killings, extra-judicial executions, persecution of opposition and unabated constitutional violations by the administration.