APC is planning to overthrow Jonathan administration – PDP

wale_odunsi_pdp_apcThe Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of planning to forcefully overthrow the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.


The party said it is alerting the nation that the ‘Plan B’ of the APC is to use insurgency to unleash unprecedented mayhem when it loses the 2015 general election and forcefully take over power.


The PDP, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said that it has evidence of meetings held outside the shores of the country in pursuit of the ignoble objective.

“The unfortunate comparison of a democratically-elected government with military governments in the past by the APC was a tacit acknowledgment that the opposition party was planning to take Nigeria back to dictatorship,” he said.


“The APC has never left the nation in doubt of its preference. It wants a return to barefaced tyranny, to dictatorship as previously unleashed on the nation by a hue in its top leadership.


“But Nigerians have handed the party a shocker – we have crossed the Red Sea and shall never go back to Egypt,” the statement said.


The PDP said it was a preposterous distortion of facts and history to compare the Jonathan presidency to either Gen. Yakubu Gowon or Gen. Sani Abacha, even though the three of them come from minority ethnic groups.


According to the statement, the two former heads of state were unelected and operated a purely undiluted military dictatorship that brooked no opposition.

“Under the current administration of President Jonathan, the wheel of democracy, together with its immense benefits, has turned full circle, giving Nigerians all liberties, an opportunity that the opposition has unfortunately applied so indecently to hurl all manner of abuses on the president,” it added.


Restating that the plan of the APC is to destabilise the government and balkanise Nigeria, the PDP insisted that “the party had planned to use insurgency, which ranks high in its Janjaweed ideology to overthrow a democratically- elected government of President Jonathan, but has been put under an effective check.”



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