PDP Condemns Violence In APC Congresses

Pauline Gross
May 7, 2018

The Minority Leader of Gombe State House of Assembly, Ahmed Haruna, told newsmen in Gombe on Sunday, on behalf of the stakeholders, that the outcome of the congress was capable of polarizing the party in the state.

"Our worry is that some leaders of the party deliberately want to obstruct the Ward, Local Government and State Congresses to achieve a predetermined result".

The congress is holding in the 25 local government areas of the state and all over the country. In the meantime, we ask our people to remain calm. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

The deceased was alleged stabbed to death by a suspected hoodlum identified as Tete Pippa who reportedly fled the scene immediately after committing the crime.

"We however acknowledge there are some issues arising from the conduct of the elections in some states".

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Authoritative sources told NAN that the leaders of the ward chose to conduct the election for the candidates, using Option A4 after waiting in vain for the INEC officials.

At Gbaramatu community, Warri South West local government area, an APC chieftain, Michael Johnny, also described the ward congress as peaceful in his area and thanked party members for their participation and good conduct during the exercise. What the APC has done is to send out a unsafe warning signal to all and sundry that they will do everything possible, including violence and taking of lives, to achieve their aim in 2019 and this message has been sent loud and clear with the dastardly murder of Mr. Jeremiah Aghoveta.

"We urge all stakeholders, including political parties, contenders to offices and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to respect the will of the people by playing by the rules and maintaining a peaceful atmosphere, " the party said.

"We will not allow that to happen. Politics is not a do or die affair", the statement read.

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