As part of plans to outsmart its opponents and coast home with undeserved victory in the December 10, 2016 rerun legislative elections in Rivers State, the All Progressives Congress has penciled down the names of members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party they wish to cage, the State PDP leadership has alleged.
Information from the office of the State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, and signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, said the plot is to slam unfounded charges against these people considered as stumbling blocks in the wards where the rerun elections will hold.
Obuah said this is with a view to getting them arrested and detained by security operatives before the December 10, 2016 date for the rerun and such persons would not be released until after the elections.
The State PDP leadership said it is in possession of the list of the names of all its members and leaders labeled and marked for the hangman’s noose, stressing that the plot will be resisted with the last drop of their blood.
Those already marked for arrest include the PDP leaders in all the wards and units where the elections are holding, Obuah added.
Information at the disposal of the PDP, Obiah said, reveals that the APC leadership in the State, including Magnus Abe, Barry Mpigi and others in the affected areas for the rerun, compiled the list of PDP leaders sent to the security agencies for arrest.
He said: “We are therefore calling on the security agencies and the Nigerian people to take note of this evil plot which is certain to trigger off another round of avoidable crisis in the State due to the overzealousness of a few APC political desperadoes.”
Warning against hatching such plot, the State PDP boss advised all the party’s members and supporters not to panic but firmly stand their ground, believing that as usual and God being on their side, the APC will remain a bad loser it is.