The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop making moves to recapture Rivers, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Taraba and Delta States, saying the move will fail.
The PDP called on security agencies and other critical stakeholders in the electoral tribunal process in these states to be on the alert and ensure that they do not succumb to what it called the ‘antics’ of the APC.
The party described the statement by the All Progressives Congress (APC), that it was obstructing justice at the Rivers State governorship tribunal, as failed cheap blackmail and an infantile attempt to “cover their illegality of using state security agencies” to attempt to subvert the victory of the PDP in the governorship election in the states.
A statement by PDP national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh yesterday said the APC’s reaction to the petition written to President Muhammadu Buhari by 16 PDP federal lawmakers from Rivers state, showed its desperation to grab power through the back door.
“We are aware of all the clandestine moves by the APC to capture power in Rivers and other PDP states, including Akwa-Ibom, Delta, Abia and Taraba states by all means, using such ploy. Our answer to the APC is that their antics cannot yield any results. These states are core PDP state and no amount of propaganda, blackmail, threats and intimidation can overturn the resounding verdict of the people as expressed in the governorship elections”, the PDP said.