22nd November 2014.
The Lagos State chapter of the All a Progressives Congress has described the raid on its data center in Lagos by men of the State Security Services and the police as a bestial expression of the dangerous desperation with which the PDP wants to retain after wrecking the country and leaving it prostrate in sixteen years of tragic misrule. The party warns that the PDP is getting so desperate that it had fully converted state security agencies to its armed attack dogs as it strives to employ every crooked means to remain in power.
In a release in Lagos, signed by the Lagos State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, the party said that these tele guided security men not only vandalized the data center, they looted it and arrested 25 staffers of the center. The party warned that Nigeria is at the very precincts of a brute, callous and dangerous era occasioned by the deadly means a party that has failed Nigeria and humanity strives to retain power at all costs.
“We understood that the raid on our facility was intended to spread fear, intimidation and dread among our teeming members and supporters, we assure that we will remain unfazed in our determination to accede to the popular demand of Nigerians to lead the task to salvage Nigeria from the corrupt, visionless, inept and callous rule of the PDP and the Jonathan government.
“We note that the PDP continues from one case of impunity to the other as it continues to grapple with Nigerians’s rejection of its horrible governance. We note the PDP has decided to launder fear, intimidation and ennui all over Nigeria in its inordinate desire to force Nigerians to continue with its ruinous governance but we warn that the PDP, by these acts, is sowing the seeds of danger and chaos. We warn that Nigerians will start resisting the brutality of the PDP in our collective determination to end the PDP misrule.
“We know the brutal attack and destruction meted out on our data center by agents of the PDP/Jonathan government was borne out of the fear of the PDP for the unknown but we warn that such brutal affront on the rights of Nigerians to carry out their legitimate businesses will lead to unsavory reactions that will not bode well for the Nigerian polity. Coming after the unsuccessful bid to remove the Speaker of the House of Representative through illegal police action and the sponsoring of direct attack aimed at a takeover of the Ekiti State House of Assembly by seven out f twenty six members of the assembly, we see PDP’s increasing resort to foul and illegal means as capable of destroying the fragile Nigerian democracy.
“The unwarranted attack on our Data Center should warn Nigerians that the PDP and the government it is running is determined to adopt every foul means to muzzle Nigerians into silence as it plots to stay put in the power it had grossly misused for sixteen years. It is a sign that the PDP is poised to get more intolerant, more dangerous and more desperate as 2015 approaches. We therefore warn Nigerians to get ready and prepare themselves to confront PDP’s array of illegalities in the days ahead. With the lesson of Brukina Faso so fresh in our minds, we urge Nigerians to prepare themselves to confront the many illegalities of the PDP and its armed agents masquerading as the Nigerian a Police, the DSS, the SSS, etc.
“While we join in the demand for an independent enquiry into the armed invasion of our Data Center, we warn that nothing, not even the deployment of illegal brute force, should deter Nigerians from pursuing and securing change needed to recover a badly wrecked country of all Nigerians in 2015.