The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has cautioned security agencies against taking side in favour of any political party.
CNPP gave the warning on Thursday in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu.
He alleged that security agencies, particularly the Police and the Department Of State Services, DSS, who are supposed to be impartial in handling important national issues, appear to be sending the wrong signals.
The group said that the agencies of government, who are being paid from the tax-payers money, appear to be taking sides with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in recent post-election events.
“Utterances of appointees have led to the belief that the Federal Government is supporting the APC against Nigerian opposition parties. The result is usually heating up the polity,” the statement said.
The group recalled how Lai Mohammed, who was the spokesperson of the APC in 2014 made a series of threats in November 2014 which included to form a parallel government if the 2014 elections were rigged.
CNPP also recalled that Muhammadu Buhari, before he became President, also threatened that the dogs and the baboons would be soaked in blood on the streets should the election be rigged.
“In Lagos State, voters were openly threatened not to go out to vote, while some were wounded and others allegedly died. Till date, no arrest has been made,” the CNPP lamented.
It said that instead of going after individuals who issued threats before the elections in Lagos State and made good their threats during the polls, by eventually attacking voters, the police and the DSS went after a traditional ruler in Lagos who threatened to invite the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to protect their businesses In the state.
CNPP said, “Perhaps the most malicious case was the comments by Lai Mohammed, who is the information minister of the outgoing government, accusing the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, of inciting people to violence over the outcome of the presidential elections, saying it is treasonable.
“This same Lai Mohammed in 2014 as APC spokesman claimed as earlier quoted that ‘Those who incite the people are those who steal their mandate'”.
It added that the Federal Government must be mindful of its actions not to appear to be taking sides against the rest of Nigerians.