…alleges compromise of DSP security aides to expose him to violent attacks
Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja
Leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that it is aware of plots to compromise the security details of the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu to expose him to violent attack.
The party said Nigerians should hold the he leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for any harm that befalls the Deputy Senate President forthwith.
The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh said this in a press briefing yesterday, entitled ‘We are Under Atttack. Metuh said the PDP will not consider it a mere coincidence should the ranks of her leaders begin to fall under attacks of terror alleging that the APC should be held accountable.
According to Metuh: “The PDP hereby states and in very clear terms too that the government and APC leaders should be held responsible should any harm come upon the Deputy Senate President or any of our party leaders for that matter.
“We state this because information available to us indicates that there are also plans to compromise security around the Deputy Senate President to make him vulnerable and open for sponsored violent attacks. “We do hope that the era of political assassination is not about to return to Nigeria and that our nation will not descent into a draconian regime where a strike force is created to hunt key opposition figures.
“In this wise, we call on our citizens to note that the PDP will not consider it a mere coincidence if our key leaders suddenly become victims of terror attacks or are suddenly killed by armed robbers.
“This is especially as we are aware that the APC has even gone to the ridiculous extent of trailing key PDP leaders and bugging their telephone lines.
“This is in addition to hiring some disgruntled PDP members, to use the guise of an ethnic solidarity to create some disturbances, distractions and disruption of the smooth operations of our party. “The APC is indeed in the process of elevating violence, ethnic and sectional interests once more in our democracy and we call on patriotic Nigerians across the country to resist this dangerous design,” Metuh alleged.