THE management of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday raised the alarm over the alleged plot by way of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to politically take over the oil-rich Bayelsa State on the impending basic elections by means of crude pressure in the course of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Addressing newsmen in Abuja the previous day, the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, alternatively, vowed that the birthday celebration used to be battled able to frustrate the plot of the ruling APC by way of all reputable way.
The NPS disclosed that during a bid to forcefully take hold of keep an eye on of the state, the APC used to be making an attempt to transform the Police into its violent militant wing, resulting in the violations of laws of engagement and hanging security companies on collusion route with the folks in spite of possible bloody penalties.
He warned the Buhari-led federal government to straight away avoid Bayelsa State as the ongoing onslaught and siege at the State would have grave penalties country’s rising nascent democracy.
According to him: “It is not information that the APC, for obvious causes, has been bent on forcefully taking over the keep an eye on of oil-rich Bayelsa and different littoral states, for which it now seeks to show them into theatres of warfare, with the fortify of sure folks in keep an eye on of federal equipment of energy.
“Today, the PDP and the folks of Bayelsa state are being driven to the wall as with the on-going plot by way of the APC and the Buhari Presidency to bully the folks of Bayelsa and politically annex the state, by means of crude pressure.”
The NPS disclosed that the PDP used to be aware about the truth that probably the most Police Commissioners have been modified because of their screw ups to infiltrate the company unravel of the folks to remain non violent and determinedly supportive of the development-oriented under Governor Seriake Dickson management.
He lamented that the APC that during its desperation had immediately influenced the Inspector General of Police into posting 8 other Commissioners of Police to Bayelsa State throughout the area of the final 3 months just to destabilize the State.
He pointed that probably the most Police Commissioners spent lower than per week before being pulled out of the state by way of the police government that experience sadly acceded to the calls for of the APC at the deployment of police chiefs to Bayelsa State.
According to him: “The alarming exchange of guard of Police hierarchy in Bayelsa State used to be a part of the devious plot to compromise the security structure of the State, orchestrate security uncertainty, instill worry and siege mentality on citizens after which take hold of the political construction within the state as a way to pave means for large rigging for President Buhari and the APC within the 2019 basic elections.
“The truth remains that the APC is aware of that it can’t win any election in Bayelsa State in addition to different littoral states or any PDP state for that subject. As such, it believes that the one means for them is to make use of security companies to frighten Nigerians and smash their unravel of forward of the 2019 polls.
“The PDP is also acutely aware of sequence of conferences in Abuja involving sure cupboard ministers, two explicit Presidency aides, some APC leaders, some best security officials and sure compromised officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), including an in depth relation of President Buhari, the place plots to destabilize Bayelsa State used to be hatched and orders passed to the police.
“We have documentary proof of those conferences and won’t hesitate to cause them to public if the APC fails to avoid Bayelsa State.
“However, let or not it’s identified to the APC, the Buhari Presidency and their compromised security workforce that their attack on Bayelsa will indubitably draw in very horrible penalties, as it’ll be firmly resisted by way of the folks, face to face, with each and every way to be had, available and implementable within the defence of democracy.”
He alerted Nigerians of the “current design to use security agencies, particularly the police to browbeat the people, foist a siege mentality on the state, trigger confusion and violence; then create an impression of security emergency with a view to use such as justification for a coordinated invasion, attack and annexing of political structures of the state for President Buhari and the APC ahead of the 2019 general elections”.
According to him: “Bayelsa remains a stronghold of the PDP and this fact is known to all. The Buhari Presidency and the APC should recall that they tried to forcefully take over the state in 2016 with their “penetration plan” however failed woefully. Bayelsa has now not altered its standing as a stronghold of the PDP and any try to disrupt this order has the capability to cause a disaster this is in a position to sinking our country’s financial mainstay.
He cautioned the Presidency to notice that Bayelsa State “is at the epicentre of all the oil producing strongholds in the Niger Delta region, noting that there are unprecedented anxiety and anger across all interests in the region over this siege on Bayelsa.”
The NPS said that Nigerians should word that the rustic could live to tell the tale some other unrest within the Niger Delta, particularly when the security companies have been grappling with the worsening insurgency within the North-east and prevailing day-to-day violence and bloodletting in quite a lot of portions of the rustic.
According to him, “As everyone knows, phase 2 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) amply only if no one shall take keep an eye on of the government of our country or any section thereof, with the exception of in keeping with the democratic provisions of the regulation. Therefore, we don’t seem to be able, in any respect, to cede this statutory provision to anyone regardless of the threats
“Instead of resorting to violence, rigging and in the hunt for forceful keep an eye on, the APC will have to moderately use the rest days of its fading management to make restitution and search for forgiveness for all their atrocities and misrule, resulting in the commercial crisis and day-to-day bloodletting which Nigerians were painfully struggling within the final 3 and part years.”
The PDP, due to this fact, cautioned INEC officials and all security operatives, specifically the police, to not permit the rejected APC to set them on collusion route with Nigerians, as such won’t augur smartly with them, each as establishments and folks respectively.