The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress to stop all attempts it employs into silencing of the opposition in the Nigerian political space.
The PDP said that the outburst by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government that it would have dragged in Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, but for his constitutional immunity, confirms the fears that government wants to silence the opposition.
The party, which condemned in very strong terms, the further threats against Governor Wike by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said it was an act of arrogance to have dismissed the governor’s allegation that there was a plot by the Federal Government to kill him in a crowd.
The PDP said that it is shocking that instead of calling for an investigation into the serious revelation, the Federal Government resorted to siege mentality to scare the governor, ostensibly to cover up the severity of the allegation.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party reminded Nigerians of its earlier alarm that the party raised over plots to harass, intimidate, implicate and orchestrate untoward situations like assassinations, unexplained accidents, inexplicable “armed robbery” attacks, high profile abduction and sudden disappearances of opposition leaders and members.
The Party equally invited all Nigerians and the international community to note the threat against Governor Wike, as well as the action and inaction of the APC-led Federal Government, as the party is not prepared to leave anything to chance.