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Nigeria guber election: Why Buhari presidency, Amaechi has turned Niger Delta into war zone – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu-led Presidency of turning the South-South into a war zone, ahead of the Saturday’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections. 
PDP claimed that the Buhari-led Presidency was turning the zone into a war zone due to its desperation to manipulate the electoral process and forcefully take over the region. 
 
In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party stated that its members were being hounded by security operatives.
 
PDP alleged that security operatives under the supervision of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi were hounding its member in the South-South. 
 
The statement reads: “The Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) is turning the South-South zone into a war zone, out of their desperation to 
suppress voters, manipulate the electoral process, and forcefully take over control of the states.

“In Rivers state, leaders of the PDP are being hounded and forcefully picked up in a well-coordinated operation by military operatives attached to the Director-General of Buhari’s Campaign Organization and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

“Our party has received reports on how soldiers led by one Major Mustapha Bello from Sokoto Division, under Amaechi’s directives, manhandled, arrested and took away the Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Dr. 
Tam Gogo Jaja to an unknown destination.

“During the February 23 polls, soldiers, also under the directives of Rotimi Amaechi, invaded the state and engaged in unrestrained harassment of PDP supporters, resulting in the killing of over 30 innocent citizens.

“We invite Nigerians and the international community to note the development in the South-South as well as how the Buhari Presidency and the APC are provoking the people of the region and pushing them to the 
precipice.

“The tension in the Niger Delta has been dangerously stretched and there is a limit to what the people can stomach in the face of such aggressions without resort to self-help.

“Moreover, the Niger Delta region remains a stronghold of the PDP and no amount of intimation and assault by the APC can change this reality.

“Our party, therefore, demands the immediate release of every PDP member arrested by the military as well as instant stoppage of military aggression in the region ahead of the elections. Any delay in the cessation of this aggression by the APC and the military will destroy the precarious peace in the region and spell doom for our nation.”

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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