PDP Decries Invasion Of Ebonyi Governor’s Residence As Assault On Opposition
The National Working Committee, NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said the recent invasion of the Abuja residence of Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi by security operatives is a deliberate assault on opposition leaders.
According to reports, security operatives broke into Umahi’s home at about 6:30am on Monday and allegedly wanted to plant arms and ammunition in the house to implicate the governor.
The PDP in a statement dated September 6, 2019 and signed by its National Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party described the invasion as criminal and direct attack on the country’s democratic order and vicious violation of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), which cannot be justified under any guise.
The PDP noted that the development is a provocative assault on the sensibility, integrity and constitutional freedom of not only the people of Ebonyi state, but also the Forum of Governors and millions of party members and supporters across the country.
The statement read in part: “Our party notes that this invasion, which has the same paw prints of an earlier attack on the residence of Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state, leaves no one in doubt of a deliberate assault targeted at outspoken opposition leaders, including PDP governors.
“The PDP is particularly vexed by the stance of our security agencies, particularly their failure to wade into the matter with the seriousness it deserves and bring the culprits and masterminds to book.
“This situation has heightened public suspicions of high-level conspiracy as well as swelled apprehensions over the safety of the lives of the governor and members of his family,” the party added
The party called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to immediately apprehend those behind the invasion as well as beef up security around the governor and his family members.
The PDP charged Umahi and other leaders elected on the platform of the party to remain undeterred in their commitment to development, justice and the wellbeing of the people, despite the unwarranted assaults.