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Labour Party, PPA condemns attacks on Jonathan campaigns

In separate interviews yesterday with Daily Trust, National Chairmen of LP Alhaji Abdulkadir AbdulSalam and his PPA counterpart Chief Peter Ameh said such attacks stand…

In separate interviews yesterday with Daily Trust, National Chairmen of LP Alhaji Abdulkadir AbdulSalam and his PPA counterpart Chief Peter Ameh said such attacks stand condemned as it may lead to retaliations on the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign trains and those of other parties mostly by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters.

“The stoning and other attacks on President Jonathan anywhere in the country are an unfortunate development. If the president is attacked somewhere because of the support his other contestants enjoy, don’t the attackers realise that their candidates may be attacked in retaliation when they visit the strong support base of the President?” AbdulSalam said.

He therefore warned the leadership of the PDP and APC to reign in their supporters from undermining the coming elections and truncating the nation’s democracy, and also to be committed to the Peace accord they all signed recently in Abuja.

He also urged members and supporters of the party to ensure it consolidates its gains in the February elections.

On his part National Chairman of PPA Chief Peter Ameh said such attacks were totally uncalled for as it is undemocratic.

He said: “I hope those who involve in this unreasonable act know that they are disrespecting the great institution that President Jonathan represents. Whether they like it not for now Jonathan is the President and Commander of the federal republic of Nigeria and a President to all Nigerians without reference to tribe, religion or ethnic grouping. This act must be condemned because any Nigerian seeking for election must be able to go to any part of the country to solicit for vote without fear of intimidation of any kind.”

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