June 12: FG plots to clamp down on protesters – PDP

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged plots by the Federal Government to clamp down on groups and individuals planning peaceful protests to mark the June 12 Democracy Day and demand for good governance in the country.

In a statement on Friday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the government intends to use security forces and thugs to unleash violence on protesters, as it did during the #EndSARS protests.

Calling for restraint, the party lamented the President Muhammadu Buhari- led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has brutally violated all known tenets of democracy an returned the country to the dark era of military dictatorship, all in a bid to hold Nigerians under subjugation.

The statement said: “The brazen violation of statutory principle of separation of powers, disregard to rule of law, violent defilement of fundamental rights of citizens, erosion of free speech and freedom of expression, as even being witnessed in the ban on Twitter; stifling of the press, attack on peaceful protesters, manipulation of electoral processes, violation of the independence of the electoral commission, abuse of court processes, disobedience to court orders and other violations, show APC’s aversion to democracy and its tenets.

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