Chidi Samuel || The newly elected chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Uche Secondus, has alleged that the Federal Government was building more prisons, essentially for members of the opposition PDP.
Secondus stated these in Abuja at the opening of a two-day retreat for members of the newly elected National Working Committee of the party.
But the PDP chairman warned those building the prisons, stating that they might be the occupiers.
Secondus said, “We learnt that they are building more prisons. Let them go ahead and build more. They will be the one to stay there.
“We learnt that they are coming after our members in January. Let them continue. How many people will they put in jail?
“They should stop intimidating people. They should remember that almost everybody they had put in jail wrongly came back to become President.
“This is because they were jailed unjustifiably. So, if they are persecuting us, let them continue. But we will not withdraw the ultimatum we gave them to quit Aso Rock in 2019.”
Secondus had earlier in the day while receiving members of the Board of Trustees of the party called on the Federal Government to stop harassing and intimidating members of the party.
“APC should stop intimidating our leaders. We will no longer take it; enough is enough. They don’t need to attack us; they should fulfil what they promised us”, he said.
“Enough of this; we are not in a military era. What I am telling them is that God is not sleeping. When the time comes, the people will speak through their votes.
“We handed over freely in 2015 and they should be prepared to hand over to us. No amount of intimidation will distract Nigerians.”
“There is nowhere in the world where a former Senate President has been harassed like this before,” in an apparent reference to the recent interrogation of former Senate President, David Mark.