The north central chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of masterminding the kidnap and release of the female students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.
Zonal chairman, Hon. Theophilus Dakar Shan, made the claim on Wednesday in Lafia, Nasarawa State when he led zonal exco members to a meeting with the state working committee of the party in the state.
According to Shan, the APC-led administration of the Federal Government was playing on the intelligence and sensitivity of Nigerians for political reasons.
According to the official: “Two weeks ago, the APC-led Federal Government told Nigerians that the abducted school girls in Dapchi will be released in two weeks and today we wake up to realise that the school girls were released. It is worrisome and sends a bad signal that the government has a hand in it.”
Speaking earlier, state chairman of the party, Hon. Francis Orogo, informed zonal executives that the party in the state decided to boycott the schedule May 26 local government elections due irregularities in the process.
He said that at the time the state government announced the time table for the election, “the Commission was not properly constituted to take such weighty decisions, as the existing members did not form a quorum. It is therefore absurd that two persons can sit and schedule an election that will affect the destiny of millions of Nasarawa State citizens.
“It was after the process had started that the Governor sent a list of five APC members to the Assembly for confirmation as Chairman and members of the state Electoral Commission – the new chairman of the Commission just finished his tenure as chairman of Doma local government under the APC.”