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2019: Be ready for serious war, Secondus tells defectors from APC


2019: Be ready for serious war, Secondus tells defectors from APC




The National Chairman of the Peoples
Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus,  on Wednesday night in Abuja,
told those who just defected to the former ruling party from the All
Progressives Congress to be ready to fight a war.





He said the battle to wrest power from the ruling party would be fierce as the APC would not want to yield power easily.





Secondus spoke in Abuja at a dinner held
by the national leadership of the party to welcome defectors from the
APC, who are members of the National Assembly, into its fold.





Our correspondent gathered that the
party has also scheduled a special National Executive Committee meeting
in Abuja on Thursday (today), to formally welcome all the defectors to
the party.





Speaking at the dinner, Secondus
described the defectors as courageous men and women, who he said refused
to keep quiet in the face of “flagrant disobedience of rules in the
country.”





He added, “This event is organised in honour of those who took bold steps to join others to rescue the nation.





“They are heroes. They could have chosen
to remain where they were and even return to their seats (in the
National Assembly), but because they could not see what is going on in
the country and keep quiet. That is why they are here.





“They cannot see the killings, the
frame-ups, the unemployment and the kind of military democracy that
cannot even be described, that they are foisting on us and keep quiet.
If we are in the military government, we would know. Rule of law and
court orders are no longer obeyed





“These heroes of democracy who have
decided to move from the ruling party are unusual men.  We need to
honour them.  Their decision is in defence of democracy.





“But let remind you that we are very far from getting there.  Be ready to fight both real and proxy wars.





“It is going to be a very long walk to
freedom.  There is no longer freedom in Nigeria. No freedom of the
press. If you tell them the truth, they say it is hate speech.  When you
tell them the whole truth, they say it is fake news.”





Secondus, who said he just returned from
Benue State where he led members of the National Working Committee on a
solidarity visit to Governor Samuel Ortom,  described the day the
defection took place in both chambers of the National Assembly as the
days of freedom.





He said the defections that took place
in states such as Kwara, Sokoto, Kogi,  Kano and others were “because
Nigerians are in pains.”





He regretted that the Federal Government had always claimed not to know what happened in the country.





He said, “When things happen,  the government will say they don’t know. They are always not aware and are never bothered.





“When Nigerians are hungry,  they don’t
lose sleep. The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, will lock
down government houses and the Federal Government would say it was not
aware or not bothered.





“We are expecting more states to join us
and we pray that they will not be bothered. When we win in 2019, they
will not be bothered as well.





“We are not here to rejoice but to welcome our members and also encourage them to talk to others like them to join us.”

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