The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has derided the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, following his allegations that the PDP was stockpiling arms ahead of the November 16 governorship election.
The state Chairman of the PDP, Moses Cleopas, said in a statement yesterday that Oshiomhole and other leaders of the APC were making allegations as a reason to justify deployment of soldiers to rig the poll.
He said the people would resist attempt by the APC to deploy soldiers to rig the election.
The PDP state chairman called on Nigerians to ignore the APC allegation, which, according to him, was inspired by the desperation of the party to cause mischief.
He said it was absurd and ridiculous for the National Chairman of the ruling party, Oshiomhole and the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, to make wild allegations about arms stockpiling against the PDP.
Cleopas said Oshiomhole would recall how he was hurried out of Bayelsa State to avoid being kidnapped by the leaders of the APC during their primaries in 2015.
He said the botched attempt to kidnap the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Mr. Kola Okunola, by APC militia in Brass for refusing to rig election in February showed that the APC’s politics in Bayelsa was anchored on violence.
The chairman alleged that the APC colluded with compromised soldiers to kill Government House photographer, Mr. Reginald Dei and a PDP Ward Leader at Oweikorogha, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area last February without any arrest or prosecution.
He challenged Oshiomhole to disclose to the public where the arms were imported from, who imported them and the