and international bodies that are committed to peaceful 2019 general
election is worrisome.
In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, Spokesman of the PDP, he said,
“The threats by the Buhari Campaign Organization to the United States
Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington, as well as
attempts to demonize the envoy for his country’s caution against hate
speech in our electioneering discourse by desperate politicians is to
say the least, embarrassing.
“Just as the proverbial old woman who takes offence whenever dry bones
are mentioned, the Buhari Presidency and the APC are furious and issuing
threats at this open and well-intentioned caution by peace loving
members of the global community because they are directly culpable.
“Only on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari at his campaign rally in
Zamfara state made incendiary comments and encouraged his audience to
join the APC in its planned resort to violence and self-help in the 2019
“It is instructive to recall that this direct threat by the Buhari
Campaign Organization is coming days after the Governor of Kaduna State,
and APC chieftain, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, threatened that members of the
global democratic institutions working towards peaceful 2019 general
elections in our country will return in body bags.
“It is indeed worrisome that having realized that they have no chance in
the February 16 Presidential election, the Buhari Presidency and the APC
are seeking to pull down our country, pitch her against the global
community and return us to a pariah nation status.