Labour Party, LP, on Monday, September 26, 2022, cautioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, over increasing attacks on its supporters, saying no one political party has monopoly violence.
In a statement obtained by Daily Independent, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Arabambi Abayomi, said, “The APC has officially adopted violent attacks on LP’s presidential candidate’s support groups across the states of the nation.”
The party lamented that despite the earlier position by the Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, that the LP flagbearer is not known beyond the South- East, the APC “has been caught up by retributive justice to be frustrated into violence by the share strong, heavy and frightening huge crowd of loyal, willing supporters of Peter Obi right in the center of his self-deluded political safe zone.
“Our party’s attention was drawn to a mercilessly coordinated assault and attack by the military wing of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Katsina State chapter, on the peace loving Obidient political movement supporters of Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, the incoming president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come May 29th 2022.
“It is fast getting very much clearer that the APC has officially adopted violent attacks on LP’s presidential candidate support group across the states of the nation. LP finds this trend quite unacceptable and condemns the growing terrorism of APC in virtually some APC controlled states in the nation.
“Once again, LP has to re-emphasis the fact that no one political party has a monopoly of crude and organised violence.”
While calling for the redeployment of the state Commissioner of Police, Abayomi called on security agencies to be up to task ahead of the poll.
He stressed that they must not continue to appear helpless in the face of attacks on LP supporters.