BY GRACE ANYANWU, ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to as a matter of urgency pull in the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning and prosecution for incitement.
The party insists that the violence and arson being perpetuated by APC agents in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, was in furtherance of Oshiomhole’s inciting call that no governor would be sworn-in in the state, contrary to the judgment of the Supreme Court.
The PDP specifically said that Oshiomole’s statement was a direct call for sedition and violent subversion of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the statutory authority of the Supreme Court and the mandate of the people of Bayelsa state.
These were contained in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan in which the Party further said that Oshiomhole should therefore be pulled in immediately for prosecution for inciting violence and arson in the state.
Ologbondiyan said that Nigerians would recall that the PDP had on Thursday cautioned Oshiomhole over his utterances and apparent plots to cause violence and a breakdown of law and order in the state.
The PDP said; “The world however watched with horror as APC agents, chanting APC slogans, assaulted the people of Bayelsa state, set the PDP secretariat in the state ablaze, attacked the premises of Radio Bayelsa, vandalized vehicles and equipment, took over major highways and attacked travellers, all in the bid to violently subvert the judgment of the Supreme court and forcefully take control of the state.
“The PDP therefore charges the people of Bayelsa, the security agencies and Nigerians at large, to hold Oshiomhole responsible and accountable for the violence in Bayelsa state and deal with him accordingly in line with the provisions of our laws.
“Oshiomhole must be brought to book and stopped from the use of garrulity and clear misuse of language to cause crisis in our country.”