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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation has alerted the country’s security agents of a plot to use thugs to embarrass the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari who is scheduled to hold his campaign rally in Taraba State on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

A statement issued by the Directorate of Media and Publicity of the Campaign organisation and signed by Mallam Garba Shehu said the APC Campaign has got wind of a plan to use thugs and hooligans to throw stone and sachets of pure water at the Buhari team when it goes to Taraba State on Wednesday.

Garba Shehu said the APC Campaign views seriously any plot to cause a breach of the peace, and then blame it on the opposition leaders.

According to him, the ruling party is not sincerely committed to the recently signed agreement by political parties and their candidates to conduct violence-free campaigns.

He said any attempt to use thugs to embarrass Buhari in Taraba State is against the intent of the Ambassador Kofi Annan initiative, which requires assurances from political parties to shun violence.

Garba Shehu appealed to the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of DSS and the National Security Adviser to take urgent action to halt anarchy from creeping into the campaigns. [myad]