Zulum, APC harassing our members, PDP cries out
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The Peoples Democratic Party, Borno State chapter, has decried the alleged harassment of its members by the state government and the ruling All Progressive Congress in Borno State.
The PDP, through its Publicity Secretary, Amos Adziba, raised the alarm following the arrest, and alleged torture of some members of the party by members of the Civilian Joint Task Force on Wednesday.
When contacted, the APC’s spokesperson in Borno, Zarami Makinta, described the allegations against the ruling party as preposterous since the ban on electioneering had yet to be lifted.
Makinta said, “They are just crying wolf when there’s none because they are aware defeat awaits them. Moreover, we have never been to Kondoga. They have seen that the APC is gathering momentum and they (PDP) are afraid, hence, this outburst.”
But the opposition party alleged that the arrest was carried out under the directive of the state government in the Konduga Local Government Area of the state.
Adziba, while lamenting the attacks on his members, called on the APC-led government in Borno State under Governor Babagana Zulum, to stop its resort to intimidation to gag the opposition in the state.
He also advised the party and state government to channel their energies toward fulfilling their campaign promises, adding that no amount of persecution will alter God’s will at the polls.
He said, “There is nowhere in the country where party members are being harassed like this before. The APC should stop intimidating our members. We will no longer take it; enough is enough. They don’t need to attack us. They should fulfill what they promise 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 will not be intimidated or distracted. There will not be impunity, there will be zero tolerance for the imposition of candidates. We are law-abiding citizens.”