The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Federal Government is plotting to make the country a one-party state.
PDP’s National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan made the claim on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Ologbondiyan, some key members of the PDP are being witch-hunted by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration but vowed never to let such moves intimidate them.
He said, “There is an orchestrated plan by the ruling APC-led Federal Government to use the state apparatus of power to coerce, emasculate and effectively decapitate opposition and other dissenting voices, foist a one-party state and push a self-succession bid for President Muhammadu Buhari, seeing that their chances of winning the presidential election get slimmer by the day.”
“The APC has fully commenced a major onslaught on leaders and key voices in the PDP, particularly our state governors, opposition leaders in the National Assembly as well as our presidential hopefuls.
“In the same vein, we are in the know of plots to embarrass credible individuals, particularly in the PDP, known or perceived to be interested in contesting the 2019 presidential election, having realised that their party, the APC, is finally stuck with a very unpopular and rejected presidential candidate, who can no longer command the support of Nigerians.
“This is in addition to advanced plots by the Federal Government to clampdown on key leaders of the party and begin to drop in public places alleged confessional statements made under duress in the desperate attempt to achieve a pre-determined end of validating the bandying of corruption allegations against members of the PDP.”