The National Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, has warned the All Progressives Congress APC, against any attempt to frame up the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar over his comments on national issues.
It said it has taken note of the statement by the APC warning Atiku against making comments on the state of the nation, and that his “patriotic reactions” to pressing national issues amounted to a felony.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement stated that Atiku’s comments on national issues had been patriotic and within his constitutional right of freedom of speech, not only as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but also as a former Vice President, as well as a leader and the presidential candidate of the PDP
He said as a responsible political party, PDP boldly stated that none of Atiku’s statements fell within the realm of felony in anyway whatsoever.
Ologbondiyan said while the PDP was in power, it never gagged the APC and its leaders, including Buhari, from exercising their freedom of speech and freedom after speech in line with the laws.
According to him, Buhari issued over 160 statements while he was in the opposition, including alleged inflammatory remarks like the one that Buhari called on his supporters to take their fate in their own hands.