*to review stand on peace accord
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The days of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State in particular and Nigeria in general ate numbered.
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kaduna State, Honourable Felix Hassan Hyet predicted this on Tuesday, during a press briefing at the party’s state secretariat.
“The days of APC both in Kaduna State and Nigeria are now numbered,” he said.
The party said that democracy is seriously under threat in Nigeria, starting with Kaduna State, following the clamp down on opposition leaders.
“We as a party will continue to fight the cause of justice to ensure that
Democracy finds its roots firmly in Nigeria and Kaduna State in particular.
“Now that the security agencies have come out openly to fight the opposition party in the state on behalf of the ailing ruling party, we have no alternative
than to view them as an integral part of the APC.
“The promised neutrality of the security agencies/INEC as enumerated by the CP himself on the 5th February, 2019, during the signing of the Kaduna Peace Accord has now been breached. Our confidence is very shaken. As a Party, we will review our commitment to the Peace Accord and let our good people of Kaduna State, the National and the International Community know our stand,” he vowed.
The party also stressed that arrests of its members and leaders will not deter our resolve to send the APC government packing come 16th February, 2019.
Hyat appealed to all supporters of their party and the public to remain calm.
“Arresting our leaders cannot stop PDP being voted into office on 16h February and 2nd March, 2019 to replace an unwanted monster in the corridors of power loading it over innocent citizens humiliation/intimidation will only strengthen our resolve to keep on the struggle,” he assured.
PDP said it is aware of the Government’s intention to use the military in the elections are purely a civil exercise.
“So also the planned use of Vigilante (Kato da Gora) outfit by the Kaduna State Government during the elections.
“These are purely meant to harass and intimidate voters and create room for the APC Ruling remain very alert, resolute, firm but peaceful. The world is watching.
“I finally call on our people to come out enmass and vote PDP in an orderly and
Party to have a free day to rig the elections. The members of the public should peaceful manner on 16th February, 2019 and 2nd March, 2019,” he appealed.