The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said it has uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha to undermine the Federal Government of Nigeria thereby destroying the unity of the country.
The party said part of the plot was for the opposition to organise phantom protests against President Goodluck Jonathan in order to undermine his government and ultimately destroy the unity of the country.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP said; “Having discovered that Nigerians have rejected them ahead of the 2015 general elections due to their penchant for propaganda, deceit and promotion of violence and disunity among the people, the APC leaders have perfected this plot and are now using Imo State and the governor to experiment its workability.”
The party noted that Okorocha is trying to divert the attention of the Supreme Court from the substance of the case against him ahead of the apex court’s ruling on October 31, 2013, warning him not to drag President Jonathan into the case.
Berating the governor for accusing President Jonathan of influencing the Supreme Court in the case, the PDP frowned at the antics of the governor and the APC over their threats, sponsoring fabricated stories in the media and organising phantom protests against the office and person of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Supreme Court.
The party also blasted the governor for attempting to hoodwink the apex court and divert its attention from the substance of the case, adding that his accusation was part of the embattled governor’s strategy to whip up sentiments to sway the judiciary by portraying himself as being under attack by the Presidency.
“Governor Okorocha has always been jittery that justice will prevail against him at the Supreme Court for stealing the people’s mandate in 2011, hence his recent deployment of blackmail and attacks on the judiciary and the Presidency ahead of the apex court’s ruling on the case.
“This governor has been living in morbid fear of having justice prevailing against him at the Supreme Court for stealing the mandate of the people in 2011. As such, he now seeks to use the instrumentality of blackmail and political subterfuge to divert the attention of the Supreme Court from the substance of the case against him.
“By sponsoring fabricated reports in the media, alleging that the Presidency was influencing the Supreme Court to remove him from office, Governor Okorocha is merely trying to whip up sentiments to ultimately sway the Supreme Court by portraying himself as a victim of attack by the Presidency.