We are ready for death – PDP chairman tells Buhari, APC


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Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition political parties are ready for onslaught, including arrest, detention and death, from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government ahead of the 2019 general election.

The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, made this known on Monday when the thirty -nine political parties met in Abuja to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to field a single presidential candidate in 2019.

He said that they would never be intimidated by the underhanded dealings of the APC government geared towards putting people in fear.

The party boss said, “Just last week, the APC conquest regime came up with Executive Order which all political watchers including civil society groups liken to Decree 2 of the military era.

“We know why they are doing this on the eve of a general election because they know the people have turned their back on them , but they want to retain power at all costs including cowing us down.

“But we cannot be cowed , if our heroes past had been cowed down we would not have democracy or a nation today.

“We must stand up for the rule of law to prevail or posterity would judge us harshly.

“Our leaders were fearless and united and they rescued this country from draconian regimes in the past.

“By what we are doing today , fear has taken flight and the spirit of God has taken over , we must stand up to defend our people.

“I therefore call on all of us to be strong , steadfast and courageous . Let ’s chase out the APC in our lives and form a national government that will bring succour to our people .”

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