Armed policemen have reportedly surrounded the Abuja residence of the¬†Director of Media and Publicity of the¬†APC Presidential Campaign Organization, Shehu Garba.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the party’s¬†National Publicity¬†Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Garba‚Äôs residence at¬†the NNPC Quarters, Area 11, Abuja, has been surrounded by armed¬†policemen since 3am on Thursday, making it impossible for him to¬†even go to the mosque for prayers.
The statement reads: “Going after the Spokesman of our party‚Äôs Presidential Campaign¬†Organization is aimed at muffling the organization‚Äôs voice and¬†abridging the constitutionally-guaranteed rights of the Spokesman¬†himself. This is antithetic to democracy and totally unacceptable”.
The statement added: “The PDP and the Jonathan Administration are bent on badgering the¬†opposition through the harassment, intimidation and arrest of its¬†leaders as well as the circulation of unfounded rumours against the¬†party. These actions are all aimed at fomenting a crisis and scuttling¬†the forthcoming elections.
“We are therefore calling on all Nigerians as well as the¬†international community to take note of this growing pattern of¬†harassment and intimidation of the opposition, and the effect such¬†action will have on the conduct of the elections”