The party condemned the governor for sealing Orji Kalu’s property over the deportation controversy.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has lambasted the Babatunde Fashola-led APC government of Lagos state for sealing off a property belonging to former Abia state governor, Orji Kalu, after Mr. Kalu criticized the Lagos government for expelling more than a dozen alleged vagrants to Anambra state.”
The party, in a statement signed by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Tony Okeke on Sunday described the development as “reminiscent of the infamous decree No. 4 of 1984 promulgated by maximum dictator and supreme leader of the APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, with which he clamped down on the freedom of speech and victimized anybody that criticized his government.”
The PDP noted that it is not surprised at the development, describing it as a clear signal of the dictatorial and inhuman treatment to be expected from the government controlled by the APC.
“Fashola, a lawyer, has allowed his dalliance with dictators and bigots like his masters General Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to substantially impair his reasoning and actions. Instead of accepting that it erred in expelling innocent Nigerians in total breach of their constitutionally guaranteed right of residency in any part of the country, the APC-led government of Lagos state has ignobly resorted to clamping down on those who criticized its evil deed,” the party said.
“We are indeed not surprised. After all, what would one expect from a government controlled by a party established by dictators with a penchant for unlawful actions and dehumanization of the citizenry? If the APC would approve the unjust detention and flushing of helpless citizens from a state where they have immensely contributed just to be dumped at a place like Upper Iweka Bridge at the dead of the night without any form of care, clamping down on its critics is only a signal of the draconian rule which Nigerians must rise against.”
It also said that although Mr. Fashola was forced to release Mr. Kalu’s property, the sealing of the property in the first place had only succeeded in betraying the reason for which the APC is desperate for power, the PDP said, is to broaden the execution of the dictatorial, corrupt and oppressive agenda of its leaders.
“The APC leaders should borrow a leaf from President Goodluck Jonathan who as a true democrat and statesman has continued to maintain dignified calmness in the face of daily vituperations and unwarranted media attacks by the opposition,” the PDP said.
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