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Obasanjo’s allegation confirms that Buhari is witch hunting perceived enemies – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the claim by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, who alleged that his life was under threat as there was a plot by President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government to implicate and eventually prosecute him in order to silence him over his opposition again the government, was reflective of past allegations by the party that the Federal Government was leading a witch-hunt of its perceived enemies.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said: “The alarm by Obasanjo has further shown that the PDP has not been crying wolf regarding the plots by the APC-led federal government to frame, arrest, detain and arraign political opponents of the APC, including regular Nigerians, for holding or canvassing opinions that are divergent to the interest of those in power.

“We invite Nigerians to note the travails faced by perceived opponents of Buhari Presidency including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Senators Shehu Sani and Dino Melaye, who had raised similar alarms in the past.

“The PDP urges Nigerians to note how the APC-controlled security forces, on Wednesday, arrested and detained opposition members in Ogun state, including a member of the House of Assembly, Adebiyi Adeleye, who were going about their legitimate activities, only to tag them as cultists,” part ofthe statement read.

He added that “no amount of coercion, intimidation and illegal arrests will alter the determination of Nigerians to vote out the APC in the 2019 general elections.”