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PDP Mocks Buhari Over Attempt To Bar Protest In Nigeria



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the Nigerian Presidency over jittery move to stop a massive protest against the ruling government and the clueless service chiefs.

News Nigeria understands that the PDP said this in reaction to a presidential statement, that the opposition was sponsoring protests against President Muhammadu Buhari and the service chiefs.

The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, told Nigerians that the Presidency was trying to divert attention from its failures and stop the people from marching against insurgency, terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and general insecurity.

He also advised the Presidency to face its ordeal and address the consensus concern of Nigerians over poor handling of security issues instead of seeking to blame the opposition and the media.

Accusing the opposition and threatening the media are, therefore, diversionary and apparently aimed to validate alleged plots by agents of governments to clamp down on innocent Nigerians, the media and members of the civil society to suppress and foist a siege mentality on Nigerians.”

The PDP said it was awarded that the accusation is part of the ploy by the Buhari Presidency to intimidate the party and stop it from demanding that the Buhari administration be alive to its responsibility to secure the nation or step aside. The party warned the Nigerian government to stop threatening citizens, abandon the usual denials and excuses and work on the country’s security architecture and end the escalated bloodletting.

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