Press Statement

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) condemns in totality, the invasion of the Abuja residence of
Taraba state Governor, Arc. Darius Ishaku, by police operatives alleged
to have been detailed by Presidential authorities.

This invasion is unlawful, provocative and cannot be justified under any
guise whatsoever.

The PDP insisted that such assault on a governor’s residence was a
direct attack on the nation’s democratic order and must not be swept
under the carpet like previous invasions of residents of some PDP
elected officials under the domineering All Progressives Congress (APC)
administration.

Our party holds that the invasion of Governor Ishaku’s residence is
criminal and in total violation of the spirit of the immunity clause
under the 1999 Constitution (as amended); a desecration of the sanctity
of the government house and a rude assault on the sensibility of the
people of Taraba state and Nigerians in general.

The PDP invites Nigerians to note that such invasion of the resident of
an elected state governor is a direct pointer that our democracy is
under attack by anti-democratic forces that seek to subvert the rule of
law, foist a siege mentality on the citizenry and ultimately destabilize
our nation for their selfish political gains.

The PDP therefore calls on the Inspector General of police to
immediately fish out those behind the invasion and unravel their
intensions.

The party also urges the police to beef up security around Governor
Ishaku and his family members as well as take steps to forestall a
repeat of such unwarranted attack.

The PDP however charges Governor Ishaku and all other officials elected
on the platform of the party to remain undeterred in their commitment in
serving the people despite the intimidations, harassments and
distractions by the APC-led administration.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary