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APC to opposition: You are instigating mass protests to undermine Tinubu’s Govt.

Persecondnews recalls that on Monday, February 5, protesters, including women and youths, blocked major roads in Minna, the Niger State capital, to register their displeasure over the rising cost of living and food.

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday reacted to the wave of mass protests in some major cities in the country, describing it as the handiwork of the opposition.

The party slammed opposition parties for allegedly instigating the mass protests to undermine the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

Persecondnews recalls that on Monday, February 5, protesters, including women and youths, blocked major roads in Minna, the Niger State capital, to register their displeasure over the rising cost of living and food.

The protesters said the rising cost of food items and the “poor government efforts to arrest the situation” forced them to block major roads so that the government would intervene.

A similar protest was staged in Kano State.

Reacting, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Felix Morka, said the protests were the manifestation of this ‘devious’ and ‘unpatriotic plot by the opposition.

“The protests in Minna and Kano on Monday were the manifestation of this devious and unpatriotic plot. The fact that the protests happened simultaneously in both cities is not coincidental.

“It bears a bold stamp of an orchestrated and coordinated effort to instigate unrest and undermine the government. This mercenary opposition tactic is a clear and present threat to public peace and national security.

“While we recognize the right of citizens to engage in peaceful protest, we urge our good people to be vigilant and not lend themselves to the treacherous attempt by the opposition to promote social strife by its incendiary rhetoric and manipulative plots,” the APC said.

According to Morka, the Tinubu-led administration is solidly committed to doing everything in its power to mitigate the transient pains of critically important reforms that are crucial to economic recovery and sustainable prosperity for all Nigerians.

He said Nigerians owe it a patriotic duty to support the government, promising that the policy reforms will yield an enduring beneficial transformation of the material conditions of life in the country.

Morka urged Nigerians to shun what he called the “guile and unpatriotic attempt by opposition elements to destabilize the country for their own base and parochial political gains.”

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