The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plots to disrupt its Saturday national convention in Abuja over fear that the success of the event will mark the end of the ruling party.
PDP national publicity secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye stated this during a news briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.
While he said that President Muhammadu Buhari was not part of the plot, he however called on him to urgently investigate the allegation and ensure that the convention was not disrupted by some “overzealous elements in the APC government”.
“We have credible information that some overzealous elements in the APC Government want to disrupt the PDP national convention.
“It is not from the very top; they know that if we have a hitch-free convention, it will mark the end of APC in power.
“We call on President Buhari to investigate and ensure that those who want to disrupt the convention refrain from doing so.”
The opposition spokesman went further to say that any attempt to disrupt the convention is tantamount to disrupting the country’s democracy and urged Buhari to provide sufficient security in and around the venue for the event.
According to him, the PDP while in power never interrupted programmes of other political parties, “rather it encouraged the growth of other parties,” he said.