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POLITICS: OPC, PDP instigating crisis in S’West - CSWY

A group, Congress of South West Youths (CSWY), has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) of attempting to instigate unnecessary crises, especially in the South Wst region of the country.

The group stated this in a statement issued on Wednesday by its President and General Secretary, Ahmed Shomoye and Abiola Adebayo respectively, while reacting to a protest staged in Lagos on Monday by members of the OPC and some alleged PDP members.

The group, while noting that every of OPC’s step was not only violent but also targeted at having law abiding Lagosians to retaliate and see same degenerate into anarchy, condemned the way and manner the protest was staged.

The statement reads: “We condemn in strong terms the intimidation and harassment of the peace loving people of Lagos State.
“We find it extremely disturbing that in a country where the rule of law has been touted as one of the greatest achievements of the PDP led administration, armed bandits under the protection of men of the Nigeria Police and Army, would be allowed to extort ordinary law abiding citizens and destroy billboards of the major opposition party.

“This is not the first time the ruling party will be unleashing mayhem on the opposition party, with the manipulation of the security apparatus of the nation and we hope it is stopped in the larger interest of Nigerians.

“We condemn the very dangerous and careless distribution of arms and ammunitions to the youth under whatever guise.
“Sponsoring militia groups at this stage of tension is not lesser than promoting terrorism and electoral violence because it makes it easier to breed inter-link between terror groups and violent militias to rattle the nation’s security.

“We are particularly disturbed by the fact that the same administration promising youth oriented programmes is spending so much to make thuggery and banditry lucrative to the youths. We will not fold our arms and watch this happen,” the statement read.

Source: DailyIndependent
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