PDP raises fresh alarm over Presidential Election

.Says threats from APC, Buhari Campaign are worrisome
By Valentine Amanze

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm that the incessant threats by the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Nigerians and international bodies, who were committed to peaceful 2019 general election was worrisome.
The main opposition party also condemned the threats by the Buhari Campaign Organization to the United States
Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington, and attempts to demonize the envoy for his country’s caution against hate speech in the nation’s electioneering discourse by desperate politicians, describing such as embarrassing.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the national publicity secretary and director, Media & Publicity PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, disclosed these in a statement.
The PDP described the Presidency and the APC as the proverbial old woman, who takes offence whenever dry bones are mentioned, stressing that they were furious and issuing threats at the open and well-intentioned caution by peace-loving members of the global community, alleging that they (Presidency and APC) are directly culpable.
It alleged that on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari at his campaign rally in Zamfara State made incendiary comments and encouraged his audience to join the APC in its planned resort to violence and self-help in the 2019
general election.
The party recalled that the direct threat by the Buhari Campaign Organization was coming days after the Governor of Kaduna State, and APC chieftain, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, threatened that members of the
global democratic institutions working towards peaceful 2019 general elections in Nigeria would return in body bags.
“It is indeed worrisome that having realized that they have no chance in the February 16 Presidential election, the Buhari Presidency and the APC are seeking to pull down our country, pitch it against the global
community and return us to a pariah nation status,” PDP said.

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