The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the invasion and demolition of its campaign office in Gombe, Gombe State capital by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration as an invitation to anarchy.
The party which described the action as cowardly and provocative said it is a vicious attack on the generality of the people of the state, whose will, aspiration and resolve for good governance is symbolized and embodied in the PDP.
The PDP national publicity secretary, Hon Debo Ologunagba in a statement asked the Gombe State Government to immediately rebuild the demolished Campaign Office and tender unreserved apology to the people of Gombe State.
He said: “Governor Inuwa Yahaya is in mortal fear of the PDP Gombe State Campaign office which has become the rallying point of the people in the determination to liberate their State from the misrule and stranglehold of the APC administration.
“Nigerians were shocked by the display of hatred, violence and brute force by the Inuwa Yahaya-led APC administration in Gombe State, which also enlisted heavily armed police operatives, who reportedly fired tear gas and live shots at innocent citizens to assist the demolition squad to carry out its dastardly act.
“Governor Inuwa Yahaya is aware that he is no match to PDP’s Jibrin Barde and as such he is now seeking to foist a fascist regime as a way to forcefully perpetuate himself in office beyond May 29, 2023.”
PDP however asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call Governor Inuwa Yahaya to order before he causes another mayhem in Gombe State.
“We also charge the Inspector General of Police to order an investigation into the use of police operatives to attack the people of Gombe State to facilitate the demolition of the Campaign Office.
“Governor Inuwa Yahaya should accept the reality of his rejection. He must know that he can never intimidate or cow the people of Gombe State to submission with his resort to violence.”
“The people have made up their mind that he must leave office in May 29, 2023 and there is no going back on that resolve,” PDP stated.