The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has alleged that the multi-billion naira pipeline contract awarded to the leader of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun by the Federal Government was aimed at generating political crises in the South-West.
The spokesman of the party, Lai Mohammed, made this allegation at a press conference yesterday in Lagos, saying that the Federal Government was plotting to instigate political crises in the region in order to scuttle the 2015 general election having foreseen its defeat.
The party cited the contract awarded the OPC founder for the protection of oil pipelines in the southwest and the emergence of the Boko Haram sect in Lagos recently as evidence.
The ACN statement read in part: “The PDP is keenly aware that it has totally lost the confidence of all Nigerians, and the long-suffering people of this great country are now ready and eager to vote out this clueless party. Keenly aware of this fact, the PDP has now realised that if, indeed, the 2015 elections are free and fair and conducted in a conducive environment, there will be no chance for the party.
“What is the way out for the PDP? The party has decided to go for broke: either there will be no elections in 2015 or the polls will be conducted in an atmosphere of chaos, thereby paving the way for the PDP to do what it does best – rig the elections!”
He further said, “Since the Boko Haram crisis broke out in some parts of the north, it has been largely restricted to those parts. This has made it possible to say to prospective foreign investors and others that the whole country has not been engulfed in violence and insecurity. But now, the areas that have been largely peaceful are being targeted by those who will only be happy when the whole country is