- PDP has issued a warning against the plot by some politicians allegedly trying to impose emergency rule in Rivers state
- The opposition party said it has been informed about an alleged plot by politicians to sponsor youths to create an impression of security breakdown
- The PDP called on the people to remain calm and resist attempts by agents of violence
The Peoples Democratic Party has warned against the alleged plots by certain individuals, working for the ruling APC to organize a security situation and push for the imposition of a state of emergency in Rivers state.
Legit.ng gathered that the opposition party made this known on Wednesday, May 20, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, which was shared on its Twitter page.
Ologbondiyan explained that information reaching the party stated there is an alleged plot by power-hungry politicians to sponsor youths to unleash violence and unrest to create an impression of security breakdown in order to back their plot for the imposition of emergency rule in Rivers.
The PDP noted that such elements include individuals who were rejected in the 2019 governorship election by the people, as well as their godfathers.
The party went on to explain that these individuals who believe they have some sort of backing from the powers that be, plan to manipulate situations with the pandemic to cause confusion and push their agenda through the back door.
The state commissioner for information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim, made the claim in a statement on Wednesday, May 19.
Though Nsirim did not mention names, he pointed out that those behind the plot were citizens of the state residing in Abuja. He claimed the plotters were trying to force the declaration of a state of emergency by causing a breakdown of law and order in Rivers.
In other news, a total of 25 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) expressed outrage over the recent demolition of two hotels by Wike for flouting the lockdown directives of the Rivers state government.
The CSOs in a statement on Wednesday, May 13, described the governor's action as “an act of impunity, assault on rule of law and setback to civilisation.”
The CSOs include notable civil rights movements like the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy, Socio-economic Rights Action Project, Legal Defence & Assistance Project, Democracy, and Human Rights Network among others.
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