APC Plotting Post-Election Violence, FG Alleges

Ahead of the 2015 presidential election, the Federal Government has alleged that the All Progressives Congress was plotting to instigate political crisis in the country should President Goodluck Jonathan emerge the winner of the poll.
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Kingsley Kuku, made this allegation yesterday while speaking with leaders of youth organisations from the region in Port Harcourt.
Kuku said that the Presidency had insisted that it would not allow the opposition to carry out its threat to form an alternative government in the advent of any crisis after the presidential election.
He added that though the Presidency had promised to make Nigerians enjoy free, fair and credible elections, the APC had vowed to form an alternative government should it lose at the polls.
Kuku expressed surprise that the APC, which had been confident that it would win the presidential elections, had resorted to threats.
The President’s aide maintained that Nigeria was too big for any group of people to start thinking of forming an alternative government in a society where an administration voted into power by Nigerians still existed.
According to him, “Before the 2011 general elections, some politicians who are now members of the APC threatened that there would be unrest if President Jonathan wins the election.
“After the election, violence was unleashed, resulting in the death of many persons, including members of the National Youth Service Corps. None of the chieftains of the APC condemned the wanton destruction of lives and property in 2011”.
Kuku stated that President Goodluck Jonathan would continue to run the affairs of the country with human content in spite of the unjustified opposition against him (Jonathan) and would not be involved in tyranny.
He described the President’s offering of Boko Haram members amnesty as an indication that Jonathan never believed in violence to resolve issues.