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Guber Polls: APC, Presidency Have Declared War On Niger Delta – PDP



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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has bemoaned what it on Wednesday night said was the mass arrest and detention of its leaders in the South-South ahead of the March 9, 2019 governorship and state assembly elections.

The party in a statement issued by its spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan said the desperation of the presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC to take possession of the South-South region which had turned the region into a war zone.

The PDP particularly accused the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of coordinating the offensive against its leaders.

Amaechi Is Accused Of Leading The War In The South-South

The statement read, “Our party has received reports on how soldiers led by one Major Mustapha Bello from Sokoto Division, manhandled, arrested and took away the Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Tam Gogo Jaja to an unknown destination.

“During the February 23 polls, soldiers invaded the state and engaged in unrestrained harassment of PDP supporters, resulting in the killing of over 30 innocent citizens.

“The PDP invites Nigerians and the international community to note the development in the South-South as well as how the Presidency and the APC are provoking the people of the region and pushing them to the precipice.

“The tension in the Niger Delta has been dangerously stretched and there is a limit to what the people can stomach in the face of such aggressions without resort to self-help. 

“Moreover, the Niger Delta region remains a stronghold of the PDP and no amount of intimation and assault by the APC can change this reality.

“Our party therefore demands the immediate release of every PDP member arrested by the military as well as instant stoppage of military aggression in the region ahead of the elections. Any delay in cessation of this aggression by the APC and the military will destroy the precarious peace in the region and spell doom for our nation.”

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