Lagos APC Warns People Against Voting For PDP

Lagos APC Warns People Against Voting For PDP

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has warned residents against voting for the Peoples Democratic Party.

The opposition claimed that Goodluck Jonathan's party would turn the state  into "a theatre of unending war and violence", The Punch reports.

The APC accused President Jonathan of attracting "violent militia groups" to help him be re-elected.

Joe Igbokwe, the publicity secretary for the party, raised alarm over alleged plans by the authorities to incite violence in the state.

The official recalled the recent incident with the pro-Jonathan Oodua People's Congress, accompanied by acts of vandalism, and said that it was an alerting signal.

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"We want to alert the good people of Lagos to the grand design by the PDP that has supervised the worst security crisis the country since the civil war, to launch unending violence and seek to compromise the enviable security situation we have been enjoying when other parts of the country became theatres of insecurity.

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"We want to alert Lagosians that sponsoring and launching gun-toting OPC militias on Lagos streets is the last ditch effort of an incompetent government to launch violence on Lagosians so as to prepare them for the return of wholesome criminality and other forms of insecurity that Lagosians have put behind them.

"We want to remind Lagosians that the same way and manner the PDP and the Jonathan presidency are sponsoring and arming OPC to cause mayhem and insecurity in Lagos was the same way the PDP armed and sponsored hoodlums in the South-South, and after elections they became kidnappers and assassins and Nigeria has not recovered from this.

"The same way and manner was also adopted by the PDP to train and sponsor hoodlums for electoral violence in the North and they were soon to become Boko Haram militants, as revealed by the late former National Security Adviser, Gen Andrew Azazi.

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"We want to warn Lagosians that the return of violent crime and violent political campaigns by the desperate PDP in its bid to overwhelm and conquer Lagos will inflict tremendous harm on their wellbeing and security, if Lagosians cast their votes for the PDP. We warn that voting for PDP, which has compromised the peace and tranquillity of Lagos as a result of its deadly desire for power in recent weeks."

Meanwhile the political watchers have recently released a forecast on the presidential election outcome in different states. Find the detailed report here.

ON March 28 it will become clear whether the forecasts  correspond to the real polls results.


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