The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Federal Government is building more prisons to lock up its members in 2018.
National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, stated this in Abuja at the opening of a two-day retreat for members of the newly elected National Working Committee of the party.
What Secondus said:
Secondus said those building the prisons will be the ones to stay in them.
He said, “We learnt that they are building more prisons. Let them go ahead and build more. They will be the one to stay there.
“We learnt that they are coming after our members in January. Let them continue. How many people will they put in jail?
“They should stop intimidating people. They should remember that almost everybody they had put in jail wrongly came back to become President.
“This is because they were jailed unjustifiably. So, if they are persecuting us, let them continue. But we will not withdraw the ultimatum we gave them to quit Aso Rock in 2019.”
Secondus called on the Federal Government to stop intimidating members of the party.
He said, “APC should stop intimidating our leaders. We will no longer take it; enough is enough. They don’t need to attack us; they should fulfil what they promised us.
“Enough of this; we are not in a military era. What I am telling them is that God is not sleeping. When the time comes, the people will speak through their votes.
“We handed over freely in 2015 and they should be prepared to hand over to us. No amount of intimidation will distract Nigerians.”
PDP still not a responsible opposition?
When the PDP had its convention and elected new leaders, many Nigerians had thought the party was taking shape into an opposition the APC needs.
Nigerians had expected to see the party put the ruling APC on its toes.
However, the PDP is still failing by throwing out allegations instead of analysing and criticising policies put in place by the APC-led administration.