A pro-democracy group, New Generation Leaders of Bayelsa State, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies to intervene in the alleged incessant attacks on All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts and supporters in the State.
Naija News reports that the group, in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Apostle Bodmas Kemepadei, condemned the attempted attack at the Local Government Area of the APC gubernatorial candidate, Timipre Sylva, by suspected thugs dressed in military uniform.
Kemepadei described the attacks by the ruling party in the State as a senseless and callous strategy, noting that rather than canvass for votes from the people, the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) had resorted to assaulting and manhandling law-abiding supporters of the APC.
The group threatened to fight back the ruling party if Tinubu fails to wade into the situation by directing security agencies to be alert over the continuous attack of the party.
The statement reads, “As APC supporters in Bayelsa State, we condemn in totality the reports of sponsored political thugs dressed in full military uniform that attempted to invade Sylva’s LGA a few days ago.
“There are also others who have been harassing, intimidating and attacking ardent members of the APC which may force some of us to fight back if Mr. President does not wade in, it is highly condemnable and a serious attack on democracy. Because of the price we paid for standing for President Tinubu, we are now hunted as meats.
“We therefore call on the President, IGP and other security agencies to swing into action and bring the perpetrators of this sinister act to justice before it gets out of hand.
“As a group, we are closely watching the attacks on APC members and we know it is connected to the rising popularity and teaming support of the APC in the State. The President should intervene by directing the security agencies to be at alert on the continuous attack of members of the party.”