February 7, 2019

Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts of a sinister plot by the All 
Progressives Congress (APC) and certain agents of the Buhari Presidency 
to load ammunition into vehicles painted in PDP colours and the names of 
our candidates, particularly our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, 
the Senate President, Bukola Saraki as well as Senator Dino Melaye and 
use them to attack Nigerians and orchestrate violence ahead of the 
elections.

Intelligence at our disposal shows that the APC has contracted some 
criminal elements to use the vehicles to cause mayhem and pandemonium by 
firing into gatherings in various parts of the country, after which the 
ruling party and the agents of Buhari Presidency will blame the attacks 
on our party and candidates.

The PDP condemns this heinous plot as an extreme act of desperation by 
the APC in their despondency, after being rejected by the people.

We want all Nigerians to note that the PDP is a party of goodwill and 
our rallies have demonstrated that we are a people of peace. Our 
objectives and goals, as laid down by our founding fathers, demonstrate 
unity, national cohesion and economic prosperity for our nation.

This is the path we have continued to toe in our campaigns, in spite  of 
provocations by the APC and the Buhari Presidency.

The PDP is therefore, alerting Nigerians to take serious note of this 
plot by the APC, which is tailored to smear the image of our party and 
candidates, as well as divert public attention from their acts and 
threats of violence ahead of the 2019 general election.

The PDP urges all Nigerians to continue to be at alert and wary of the 
APC in its acts of desperation against the resolution by the people to 
end the Buhari administration and elect a new leadership under Atiku 
Abubakar, to return good governance, economic prosperity and  political 
tranquility to our nation, come February 16, 2019.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary
And
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Organization