Gov. Aliyu accuses APC of brewing violence in the state

By Post Nigeria January 22, 2015 22:26

Gov. Aliyu accuses APC of brewing violence in the state

Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger has accused the State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, of planning to cause trouble during the elections in February.

In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Israel Ebije, in Minna on Thursday which set out to counter the spurious allegations by the APC of electoral misconduct, he debunked such claims and pointed out that such claims could only mean the APC were up to no good.

“How can the statement of Gov. Aliyu calling on Nigerlites to eschew violence and accept outcome of the next general elections be viewed as plans to rig?” he asked.

“It is indeed very sad for any responsible political party to be directing the thinking of its supporters towards a violent poll despite efforts by leadership of the PDP and APC at the center to have peaceful elections.

“It must therefore be made categorically clear that Niger chapter of the APC is preparing for a violent poll.

“We must therefore hold them responsible especially now that the party is blackmailing the governor, PDP and INEC even before elections”, he further stated.

The statement added that the opposition party in the state had exposed its violent disposition towards the next general elections.

It called on PDP supporters to remain focused and immune to the politics of violence and blackmail of the APC.