The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the party’s leadership and members will not be intimidated by the antics of the Jonathan administration to intimidate the opposition ahead of the general elections. The party alleged that phones of some its leaders are even being tapped.
“As the elections approach, we know the harassment and intimidation will be stepped up. We know our leaders, including the National Chairman Chief John Oyegun; National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu; Gov. Rotimi Amaechi; former Gov. Timipre Sylva; Senator Bukola Saraki and National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are under surveillance and their phones being hacked,” National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement, yesterday.
“We are aware that several of them, especially the National Publicity Secretary, have been marked down for arrest in the days to come. We know there are evil plots to frame some of them on trumped-up charges. We know our lives are in danger. But these and more will not deter us from continuing to act in the national interest or from seeking to effect change through the ballot box.
“Yes, we are alerting Nigerians that if anything happens to us they should know where it is coming from, but for us there is no going back because we are resolute.”
The party expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their immense and unwavering support, especially since the postponement of the elections.
“We are glad that instead of weakening the resolve and enthusiasm of Nigerians, the Presidency-orchestated postponement has further galvanised them to be more determined not only to vote but also to defend their votes,” the statement added.