National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),
Prince Uche Secondus has written to the United Nations
(UN), accusing President Muhammadu Buhari and the All
Progressives Congress (APC) of threatening the nation’s

Secondus in the letter, dated April 30 and addressed to the
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said the APC-led
Federal Government was frustrating legitimate opposition,
intimidating and persecuting their leaders and destroying the
fragile fabrics of the nation’s burgeoning democracy.
“Our nation has become heavily polarized along dangerous
fault lines where citizens now live in fear and mutual
suspicion; where citizens are slaughtered by the day by
marauders; where hunger and strange diseases ravage the
people due to the insensitive and incoherent policies of this
government,” Secondus noted.
“It is imperative to bring to the attention of the world, the
various constitutional violations and the unrelenting
persecution, arrest, detention and harried trial of opposition
members as well as perceived opponents of government,
including innocent business concerns, apparently in pursuit
of the grand plot to discredit and stifle the opposition in

“There is also, the increasing unwarranted attacks by
government controlled security forces on journalists, media
houses and other well meaning Nigerians carrying out their
legitimate duties simply because they hold different opinions
from those of the APC-led government,” he asserted.
“Recently the Federal Government confirmed the
persecution of opposition leaders in the guise of fighting
corruption when it released a phantom list of alleged looters
comprising only of persons who are members of the
opposition PDP.

“Even persons who were facing criminal prosecution prior to
the 2015 presidential elections who are now members of the
ruling APC and other members of APC who are overtly
known to be involved in known cases of corruption were
excluded from the list whilst persons who have never been
charged with any crime and who in fact have not held any
previous government portfolio including myself were listed
as ‘looters’.

“All notable opposition leaders are being harassed or
hounded by security operatives using all manners of
frivolous and vexatious allegations.
“Today, despite our constitutionally guaranteed freedom of
association and speech, Nigerians now live in fear of this
intolerant, overbearing, bigoted and dictatorial
administration seeking to foist a fascist regime on our

“How do we explain or justify the evil plan of the APCled
Federal Government to monitor citizens’ phone calls and
social media communication purportedly to check for hate
speeches without any enabling law?” he wondered.
Secondus also accused the Federal Government of mass
killings and instigating violence against the people, adding
that “a retired General, former Minister of Defence and elder
statesman, General Theophilus Y. Danjuma has openly
accused the armed forces of Nigeria of colluding with the
killer herdsmen and providing them cover to kill helpless
and unarmed citizens.”

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