The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and other members of its National Working Committee (NWC) were under threat.
Addressing newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced “total clampdown” of other PDP chieftains out to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari next year.
“It is instructive to inform that our leaders, particularly, our National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have been receiving threats since the PDP filed a petition to the United Nations and the Commonwealth of Nations, detailing documented threats to democracy by the APC and its Federal Government, abuse of human rights, mass killings, extra-judicial executions, persecution of opposition and unabated constitutional violations.
“This has become manifest in the plot to rope members of ‘nPDP’ especially those in the National Assembly, into gun-running and murder charges just because they came out to voice their opposition to the APC government’s constitutional violations and executive brigandage in the running of our nation’s affairs.
“Apart from allegations of corruption, there are also plots to clamp down and detain opposition leaders for charges bordering on treason and the PDP is also aware that some compromised judicial officers have been enlisted to give convictions and jail members of opposition as well as dissenting voices, on flimsy grounds.
“The PDP’s response to all these plots is that we are not cowed,” Ologbondiyan said.