- The PDP has condemned the insecurity, killings and other criminal activities in the country
- The party said it is very embittered by what Nigerians go through in the face of crimes
- The opposition party also asked that investigation should be carried on alleged political mercenaries imported into the country
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the spate of insecurity, particularly the killings, kidnapping, banditry and acts of terrorism in some parts of the country.
The party made this known in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday, April 9, in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan said that the party was grieved by the pain, anguish and horror Nigerians are subjected in spite of the huge resources invested in security.
He also demanded investigation over the alleged political mercenaries imported into Nigeria from neighboring countries during the build-up to the 2019 general elections. He said that the demand was predicated on fears of the possible involvement of the mercenaries in the heightened acts of banditry in the nation.
Ologbondiyan said that more needed to be done in protecting the lives of Nigerians and curb the bloodlettings and kidnapping of compatriots in some states like Zamfara, Borno, Yobe, Kogi, Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau and Bauchi.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the governorship election petition tribunal in Kano on Tuesday, April 9, granted permission to the PDP to inspect all election materials used by the INEC during the gubernatorial election in the state.
The gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Abba Kabiru-Yusuf, is challenging the declaration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Saturday, March 23, supplementary election in Kano state.
In an exparte motion filed before the Tribunal, presided over by Justice Halima Shamaki, counsel to the PDP candidate, Maliki Kuliya-Umar sought an order of the tribunal, directing INEC to allow the party to inspect to electoral materials used for the conduct of the March 9 and March 23 elections.
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