The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) which had last week congratulated the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) on its successful registration as a political party by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday described the APC as a platform for the wicked.
The ruling party was reacting to the recent purported deportation of Anambra State indigenes from Lagos State which it blamed on the newly formed APC.
In a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Tony Caesar Okeke, PDP said the recent deportation of Anambra indigenes from Lagos “in violation of their constitutionally-guaranteed rights to reside in any part of the federation, betrays the wickedness of the APC-led government and shows the party as that of bigots with the agenda to promote sectionalism and stoke the fire of division among Nigerians”.
The PDP claimed “many of the deportees were unjustly arrested and detained for several months in detention centres before being deported”. It urged Nigerians and all lovers of the country “to note the actions of the APC-led government and ensure that the party is not voted for at any level in the country.”
It added, “The nation risks being Balkanized if APC is allowed anywhere near the government at the centre.”