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PDP condemns invasion, attack on Ishaku’s residence

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the invasion of the Abuja residence of Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Ishaku, by police operatives which the party claimed were alleged to have been detailed by Presidential authorities.

A statement by the party’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, described the invasion as unlawful, provocative and unjustifiable under any guise whatsoever.

The PDP insisted that such assault on a governor’s residence was a direct attack on the nation’s democratic order and must not be swept under the carpet like previous invasions of residents of some PDP elected officials under the domineering All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.

The statement reads:
“Our party holds that the invasion of Governor Ishaku’s residence is criminal and in total violation of the spirit of the immunity clause under the 1999 Constitution (as amended); a desecration of the sanctity of the government house and a rude assault on the sensibility of the people of Taraba state and Nigerians in general.”

The PDP invited Nigerians “to note that such invasion of the resident of an elected state governor is a direct pointer that our democracy is under attack by anti-democratic forces that seek to subvert the rule of law, foist a siege mentality on the citizenry and ultimately destabilize our nation for their selfish political gains.”

It called on the Inspector General of police to immediately fish out those behind the invasion and unravel their intention.

The party also urged the police to beef up security around Governor Ishaku and his family members as well as take steps to forestall a repeat of such unwarranted attack.

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