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The Federal Government has raised the alarm that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is interested in the destabilisation of the country
The Federal Government, in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, said the PDP threatened the country with anarchy, social upheaval, and disorderliness
According to Adesina, less than 24 hours after the Department of State Services raised alarm over a plot by some elements to cause disorder in the country, the PDP issued a statement theatenubg the security architecture of the country
Adesina quoted the PDP of saying “our party fears that the situation is getting to a boiling point and can trigger a nationwide agitation that might be worse than the October 2020 EndSARS if not addressed immediately.”
Reacting to this in the statement, titled, ‘Destabilisation: PDP Gives Itself Away’.
It read: “The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has given itself away as being interested only in the destabilization of the country, peradventure it could then sneak its way back to power.
“Less than 24 hours after the Department of State Services (DSS) raised alarm about sinister plots by some elements to cause disorder in the land, using the energy crisis as a smokescreen, the PDP issued a statement, saying; “Our party fears that the situation is getting to a boiling point and can trigger a nationwide agitation that might be worse than the October 2020 EndSARS if not addressed immediately.”
“Which patriotic political party or organization ever threatens its country with anarchy, social upheaval and disorderliness, except one still smarting from its snout being yanked from the honeypot, as happened to PDP in 2015?
“But we wish to remind the now tepid opposition party that it was Nigerians that gave it the boot 7 years ago, and those same Nigerians have not forgotten the travails they experienced, at a time the country was awash with money: no power, no infrastructure, insurgents ran riot round the nation, and our collective patrimony was looted blind. Those same Nigerians are not ready for another PDP misrule, not now, and perhaps not for a long time to come.”
Adesina added that rather than plot and encourage “agitation worse than October 2020 EndSARS”, the PDP should work for harmony and cohesion in the country.
“EndSARS signified murder, mayhem, mass destruction, even cannibalism. PDP now wishes Nigeria something worse.
“A presidential aspirant of the PDP has warned that the party would die by 2023, unless it wins the number one position in the country. And die it would, if the party wishes the country nothing except something worse than EndSARS,” he stated.
It would be recalled that the DSS had recently in a statement by its spokesman, Peter Afunaya, raised the alarm over a plot by some individuals to stage protests over the worsening fuel scarcity in the country.
The DSS said the aggrieved persons planned to “use students, striking university teachers, labour unions, disgruntled individuals and strategic groups” to hold protests that would be similar to the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country in 2020.
The agency alleged that the planned protest was to incite violence in some parts of the country, especially North Central.