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The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) has alleged plots by the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) to frame up its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Senator Dino Melaye, among others in the forthcoming election.
The party also alleged APC and its agents of planning to load arms and ammunition into vehicles painted in PDP colours so as to frame names of some of its prominent chieftains.
According the main opposition party, the plan is to use the illegal arms and ammunition to attack gatherings and orchestrate violence across the country ahead of the general elections.
In a statement Thursday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the governing APC will then clamp down on the targeted PDP chieftains and get them incarcerated.
Condemning what it described as the heinous plot, the PDP said the plot was an act of desperation by the APC, as a result of despondency, arising from their rejection by Nigerians.
The statement reads: “We want all Nigerians to note that the PDP is a party of goodwill and our rallies have demonstrated that we are a people of peace.
“Our objectives and goals, as laid down by our founding fathers, demonstrate unity, national cohesion and economic prosperity for our nation.
“This is the path we have continued to toe in our campaigns, in spite of provocations by the APC and the Buhari Presidency.
“The PDP is therefore, alerting Nigerians to take serious note of this plot by the APC, which is tailored to smear the image of our party and candidates, as well as divert public attention from their acts and threats of violence ahead of the 2019 general election”.
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