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PDP Considers Pulling Out From Peace Accord As El-Rufai Threatens Foreign Observers

Unic Press UK: In its reaction to the threat by the Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to kill foreigners who intervene in Nigeria General Election 2019, the leading opposition party “People’s Democratic Party” (PDP), has threatened to pull out from the peace accord signed by its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

In a press statement “El-Rufai’s Body Bag Comment/Police Deployment To Kwara…” today, the PDP’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan expressed shock over the comments by the Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai that the international election observers will return to their countries in body bags.

The PDP alleged that the Nigerian government is massively plotting to use the law enforcement agencies to “intimidate, harass and manhandle Nigerians” who are against the self-succession bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after due consideration of comments, threats and incendiary actions by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari Presidency, which are directly inimical to a peaceful, free and fair election, the PDP is left with no option than to consider a review of its signatory in the national peace accord, if no action is immediately taken to curb this trend,” the PDP statement Wednesday reads.

During an interview that was televised live by the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai said: “For anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that will come and intervene. They will go back in body bags. Because nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country. We have got our independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible and we know the history of those countries that are trying to teach us these things. We have read there history…” 

 

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