Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday threatened to pull out of the peace accord brokered by the National Peace Committee, if actions were not taken immediately to curb alleged “incendiary actions” by the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the run-up to the February 16 presidential election.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja.
Ologbondiyan said Nigerians were shocked over threats by the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, “who declared on national television that members of the global democratic institutions that are working for a peaceful election in Nigeria will return to their countries in body bags.”
He urged the National Peace Committee to immediately summon el-Rufai over his inflammatory comments against peaceful elections in the country.
“The PDP holds that any situation that seeks to allow the APC to abuse the tenets of the accord will definitely force our party to review our signatory to the peace process. In that regard, we might have no option left than to allow our members to defend their votes with whatever that is available to them.
“This country belongs to all of us and no individual or group, no matter how highly placed, can subjugate other citizens or seek to appropriate any sort of absolutism to themselves,” the opposition spokesman stated.