The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on security agencies to probe the alleged participation of foreigners in the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Kano State on Thursday, January 31.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the call when briefing newsmen in Abuja, on Friday, February 1, referring to the presence of Issa Moussa and Zakiri Umar, governors of Zinder and Maradi states in Niger Republic at the Kano APC campaign held on Thursday in Kano State.
The PDP spokesman claimed that in addition to the two governors, the APC also smuggled foreigners from Niger Republic to populate President Buhari’s campaign in Kano State, after they realized that they couldn’t get Nigerians to attend the rally.
He described as worrisome a situation where foreigners could enter the country to participate in the political process.
He stated: “Nigerians can now see the unfolding of the plots by agents of the APC by using mercenaries from neighbouring countries to precipitate crisis with the aim of scuttling the 2019 general election, having realised that they cannot win in a free, fair and credible election.”
“For a nation contending with insurgency and banditry, the involvement of mercenaries from neighbouring countries in the APC rally must be condemned by all and sundry. This is particularly against the backdrop of claims by President Buhari that killer herdsmen ravaging our nation are mercenaries who are infiltrating from the Sahel region.” he stated.