In a press statement, the All Progressives Congress (APC) accused opposition parties of inciting protests in Minna and Kano to discredit the government. The APC alleges that the simultaneous protests were orchestrated to cause unrest and undermine national security. While acknowledging citizens’ right to peaceful protest, the APC urges vigilance against manipulation by opposition parties. The statement reaffirms the government’s commitment to economic reforms and calls on Nigerians to reject attempts to destabilize the country for political gain. Signed by Felix Morka, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC.
OPPOSITION PARTIES INSTIGATING MASS PROTESTS TO UNDERMINE GOVERNMENT
In its arrant desperation to portray the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration as under-performing, opposition parties have resorted to instigating unsuspecting young people to protests in the streets of
some major cities.
The protests in Minna and Kano on Monday were the manifestation of this devious and unpatriotic plot. That the protests happened simultaneously in both cities is not coincidental. It bears a bold stamp of an orchestrated and coordinated effort to instigate unrest and undermine the government. This mercenary opposition tactic is a clear
and present threat to public peace and national security.
While we recognize the right of citizens to engage in peaceful protest, we urge our good people to be vigilant and not lend themselves to the treacherous attempt by the opposition to promote social strife by its incendiary rhetoric and manipulative plots.
The President Bola Tinubu-led administration is solidly committed to doing everything in its power to mitigate the transient pains of critically important reforms that are crucial to economic recovery and sustainable prosperity for all Nigerians. It behoves us as good citizens of our beloved country to stand fast with our government in this noble stride. In due time, these policy reforms will yield enduring beneficial transformation of the material conditions of life in the country.
We implore Nigerians to shun the guile and unpatriotic attempt by opposition elements to destabilize the country for their own base and parochial political gains.
Felix Morka, Esq.
National Publicity Secretary