The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the incessant threats by the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Nigerians and international bodies that are committed to peaceful 2019 general election is worrisome.
The threats by the Buhari Campaign Organization to the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington, as well as attempts to demonize the envoy for his country’s caution against hate speech in our electioneering discourse by desperate politicians is to say the least, embarrassing.
Just as the proverbial old woman who takes offence whenever dry bones are mentioned, the Buhari Presidency and the APC are furious and issuing threats at this open and well-intentioned caution by peace loving members of the global community because they are directly culpable.
Only on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari at his campaign rally in Zamfara state made incendiary comments and encouraged his audience to join the APC in its planned resort to violence and self-help in the 2019 general election.
It is instructive to recall that this direct threat by the Buhari Campaign Organization is coming days after the Governor of Kaduna State, and APC chieftain, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, threatened that members of the global democratic institutions working towards peaceful 2019 general elections in our country will return in body bags.
It is indeed worrisome that having realized that they have no chance in the February 16 Presidential election, the Buhari Presidency and the APC are seeking to pull down our country, pitch her against the global community and return us to a pariah nation status.
National Publicity Secretary
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Organization