The PDP has asked Nigerians to hold the ruling APC responsible if any harm should befall Atiku or members of his family as we approach the 2019 elections.
The former Vice President and presidential aspirant under the PDP had some days ago written to President Buhari requesting for additional security after he and members of his family were threatened with rape and kidnapping.
Atiku suggest that the threat had intensify since he declared his intention to run for the office of president under the banner of the PDP.
The PDP on its part in a statement accused the ruling APC and President Buhari of intimidating the party aspirants stating that the Buhari’s administration should be held responsible if any harm comes to Atiku or any other aspirants under its platform.
“It is public knowledge that the APC has been on frenetic mode over the caliber and popularity of Presidential aspirants arraying in our party platform.
“The APC knows that President Buhari is no match for any of our aspirants hence the resort to violence, harassment and death threats, with a view to frighten and put our presidential aspirants out of circulation ahead of the 2019 elections.
“Nigerians are already aware of how the APC-led Government has been using security and anti-corruption agencies, particularly the Police, Department of State Services and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to harass and hound presidential hopefuls and perceived political opponents of the President, as well as the members of our party on various trumped-up allegations and charges.
“The dysfunctional APC has become distraught by the resurge of Nigerians to our platform since the commencement of electioneering activities, while the APC national secretariat and its state offices have become deserted like graveyards,” The statement reads.