The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration should be held responsible should anything happen to ex-Vice President Abubakar Atiku or any its presidential aspirants.
The former opposition party was reacting to alleged threats to the life of Atiku and harassments of other presidential aspirants.
In a statement on Saturday by the party spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said: “It is a known fact that the APC has been on frenetic mode over the caliber and popularity of presidential aspirants arraying on our party platform.
“The APC knows that President Buhari is no match for any of our aspirants hence the resort to violence, harassment and death threats, with a view to frighten and put our presidential aspirants out of circulation ahead of the 2019 elections.
“Nigerians are already aware of how the APC-led Government has been using security and anti-corruption agencies, particularly the Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to harass and hound presidential hopefuls and perceived political opponents of the President, as well as the members of our party on various trumped-up allegations and charges.
“The dysfunctional APC has become distraught by the resurge of Nigerians to our platform since the commencement of electioneering activities, while the APC national secretariat and its state offices have become deserted like graveyards.
“Rather than accepting the reality of their failures ahead of the 2019 elections, the APC has scaled up its proclivities for violence against the opposition.
“Only last week, the APC unleashed their thugs to attack our national secretariat with charms and dangerous weapons and attempted to disrupt our activities. This is in addition to series of other attacks on our members in various parts of the country by APC sponsored thugs.”