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APC Presidential Campaign Alerts Security Agencies On Plot To Embarrass Buhari In Taraba

January 27, 2015

The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation has alerted the country's security agents of a plot to use thugs to embarrass the party's presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, who is scheduled to hold a campaign rally in Taraba State tomorrow.


Mallam Garba Shehu of the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the Campaign organisation said in a press statement that the APC Campaign had learned a plan to use thugs and hooligans to throw stone and sachets of water at the Buhari team when it goes to Taraba State on Wednesday.

Shehu said the APC Campaign views seriously any plot to cause a breach of the peace, and then blame it on the opposition leaders.

He accused the ruling party of lacking sincere commitment to the recently signed agreement by political parties and their candidates to conduct violence-free campaigns.

Shehu warned that any attempt to use thugs to embarrass Buhari in Taraba State would be against the intent of the Ambassador Kofi Annan initiative, which obtained assurances from political parties to shun violence.

He appealed to the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of DSS and the National Security Adviser to take urgent action to halt anarchy from creeping into the campaigns.