The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has warned that the arrest,harassment and intimidation of PDP members ahead of Thursday’s rerun election in Osun state is a recipe for anarchy.
Prince Secondus said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has in conjunction with the Police and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, devised a means to frustrate members of the PDP and tilt the result the way of the APC.
The National Chairman said in a statement Wednesday night from his media office and signed by his media Adviser, Ike Abonyi, that reports reaching him show that the APC being unable to get the voting Osun people to toe their line has resorted to the use of force to muzzle the people by arresting and intimidating them.
“Since last Sunday our flag bearer Senator Ademola Adeleke’s life has been in danger as he receives all kinds of threats from agents of government and the APC.”
Prince Secondus reiterated the earlier call of the party that the Chairman of the Electoral body Prof Mahmoud Yakubu and National Commissioner Amina Zakari must resign and leave the commission if there would ever be free, fair and credible election in 2019.
He also decried the brazen involvement of security agencies in aiding and abating APC in an election where the people already have spoken by rejecting the APC.
The PDP boss warned that “the continuous involvement of the military and other security agencies in an election is designed by the APC to thwart the will of the people and is going to be a recipe for violence and anarchy.”
“APC’s desperation to prevent the people of Osun state from accomplishing their heart’s desire of throwing away the failed APC administration will run counter to the will of the people of Osun and it would fail.
“PDP will resist all devious attempts to deny the party of an already earned victory in Osun state”
Prince Secondus charged party members in Osun state to refuse to be intimidated, and to remain resolute by voting their conscience, their future by defending and standing by their vote.
The National Chairman warned the Inspector General of Police to look at history and see that nobody gets away who undermines the will of the people.