The mobile phones of some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), including the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Bukola Saraki, have all been bugged by the Federal government in order to monitor ther movement.
In a statement issued on Thursday by Lai Mohammed, the party alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal government was planning to frame up and arrest some of its leaders.
The statement read:
“As the elections approach, we know the harassment and intimidation will be stepped up. We know our leaders, including the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, former Governor Bola Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor Timipre Sylva, Senator Bukola Saraki and National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are under surveillance and their phones have been hacked.
“We are aware that several of them, especially the National Publicity Secretary, have been marked down for arrest in the days to come.
“We know there are evil plots to frame some of them on trumped-up charges. We know our lives are in danger. But these and more will not deter us from continuing to act in the national interest or from seeking to effect change through the ballot box.
“Yes, we are alerting Nigerians that if anything happens to us they should know where it is coming from, but for us there is no going back because we are resolute.”
The party said the recent military siege to the house of Tinubu, the Imo State Government House and the police harassment of the APC’s presidential campaign spokesman, Garba Shehu, all point to the fact that the PDP was trying to intimidate the opposition