The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a “murderous party”.
This was sequel to the report of the Special Panel instituted to investigate the alleged killings of some youths at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos, October last year, during the #EndSARS national rally.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondinya, on Tuesday, said the report of the panel confirming the gruesome killings of innocent youths at the Lekki Tollgate during the 2020 EndSARS protest, strengthened the fact that the APC was running a “murderous and oppressive regime”, that has no regard for life.
Ologbondinya recalled how security operatives attacked and massacred innocent youths and “how the APC, its leaders and agents, in various agencies of APC-controlled government, vehemently denied the killings, tried to mop up evidence and provided official cover for the killers”.
He stressed that, the “report of the Lagos EndSARS panel, which confirms the massacre of Nigerian youths in Lekki, has further shown the APC and its government as bloody liars whose hands are stained with the blood of our innocent compatriots.
“It is now clear that no matter how much the wicked strive in denial, the truth will always prevail. Therefore, the blood of our innocent youths killed by agents of the APC and its administration must not be shed in vain. Those responsible for these callous acts must be made to face justice”.
Raining courses on the perpetrators of the dastardly act, Ologbondinya said, “all those whose hands have become blood stained will never know peace”.
The PDP therefore, called on Nigerians to stand for the slain compatriots, “by ensuring that those behind the massacre of our youths as well as their supporters in government have their days in the dock”.
“The nation must ensure that such individuals are brought to book for their act of wickedness to humanity.
“In this regard, our party insists that all those indicted by the panel should be arrested, prosecuted and dealt with in accordance with our laws”, the statement added.
The PDP commiserated with the families of the slain young Nigerians, “who were cut in their prime for demanding for a just, equitable and secured nation governed by the rule of law”.