The APC also said that the PDP had a grand plan to incite violence in Lagos and destroy the peace the state has been enjoying. The comments were made by the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos APC, Joe Igbokwe, in a statement released on Monday, March 23, 2015
The statement reads:
“We want to alert the good people of Lagos to the grand design by the PDP that has supervised the worst security crisis the country since the civil war, to launch unending violence and seek to compromise the enviable security situation we have been enjoying when other parts of the country became theatres of insecurity.”
“We want to alert Lagosians that sponsoring and launching gun-toting OPC militias on Lagos streets is the last ditch effort of an incompetent government to launch violence on Lagosians so as to prepare them for the return of wholesome criminality and other forms of insecurity that Lagosians have put behind them.”
“We want to remind Lagosians that the same way and manner the PDP and the Jonathan presidency are sponsoring and arming OPC to cause mayhem and insecurity in Lagos was the same way the PDP armed and sponsored hoodlums in the South-South, and after elections they became kidnappers and assassins and Nigeria has not recovered from this.”
“The same way and manner was also adopted by the PDP to train and sponsor hoodlums for electoral violence in the North and they were soon to become Boko Haram militants, as revealed by the late former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Azazi.”
“We want to warn Lagosians that the return of violent crime and violent political campaigns by the desperate PDP in its bid to overwhelm and conquer Lagos will inflict tremendous harm on their wellbeing and security, if Lagosians cast their votes for the PDP. We warn that voting for PDP, which has compromised the peace and tranquility of Lagos as a result of its deadly desire for power in recent weeks.”
The APC had earlier accused the PDP of plotting to arrest its leaders and perceived financiers.