The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has described the recent alarm by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state about an alleged stockpiling of arms ahead of the 2019 governorship elections an attempt to prevent people from discovering the truth about another orgy of violence being planned by the PDP.
APC in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Doifie Buokoribo, in Yenagoa, said the ruling PDP in the state was planning a re-enactment of the electoral violence the members unleashed on APC supporters in 2015 with the personal participation of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson.
It said in part “The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has learned of a report about a nasty claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regarding an assumed plot ‘to stockpile arms to cause mayhem in our state’ during the 2019 governorship election. We would have ignored the infantile allegation deployed in the characteristically unintelligible style of PDP in the state. But we are constrained to respond just to warn our people, the good people of Bayelsa that their strategy has not changed – flying spurious allegations against the APC to try to divert attention from their demonic plots. What is uncertain is the manner of evil they want to unleash on the people this time.
“APC is a peaceful party of peaceful and development-oriented people. We shall remain so, despite being victims of PDP violence, and will remain committed to seeking justice only through lawful means.
“We call on the security agencies to follow the obvious lead by the government in order to nip in the bud whatever nefarious plans they may have up their sleeve.”