The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the actions of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i in demolishing of th All Progressive Congress, APC, Secretariat in the State.
The Secretariat reportedly belongs to the faction loyal to the suspended Senators representing Kaduna Central, Sen. Shehu Sani and that of Kaduna North zone, Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, accused el Rufa’i of ordering demolition of the building due to Sen. Hunkuyi rejection of his 2019 re-election bid. The party also accused the APC of impunity and dictatorship against its members and fellow Nigerians
The statement read: “We also want to inform Nigerians of the intolerance trend adopted by APC and its government in some states that are now demolishing property belonging to opposition members and perceived opponents of their 2019 re-election bid.
“This morning, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, was reported to have detailed bulldozers and armored tanks to demolish a property belonging to Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi perceived to be against his 2019 re-election bid.
“In Adamawa, the state government has pulled down billboards and signposts belonging to opposition parties while harassing our members and perceived political opponents ahead of President Buhari’s state visit.
“In January this year, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, superintended over the demolition of PDP state secretariat in Maiduguri following the renewed popularity of our party in the state.
“In Kogi, a property belonging to Senator Dino Melaye, who is known for his criticism of the APC derailed government, has been marked for demolition.
“Today, despite our constitutionally guaranteed freedom of association and speech, Nigerians now live in fear of this intolerant, overbearing, bigoted and dictatorial APC administration seeking to foist a fascist regime on our country.
“How do we explain or justify the evil plan of APC-led Federal Government to monitor citizens’ phone calls and social media communication purportedly to check for hate speeches without any enabling law. We advice the APC government to desist from this planned unconstitutionality, which threatens the very essence of democracy especially plurality of opinions.
“It is on this note that the PDP raises a rallying cry to all well-meaning Nigerians, civil society organizations and the international community to rise up and collectively condemn the anti-people actions and proclivities of this incompetent and imperious government, which has brought so much pain to our dear nation.”