The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday expressed "grave concern" that the Simon Lalong led government in Plateau State has 'institutionalised' thuggery as its "official policy" in electioneering campaigns.

The party alleges 'attacks' on its members in Mangu town after its gubernatorial campaign flag off last week Tuesday, 'intimidation' of others attending its presidential rally on Saturday in Jos as well as destruction, removal and defacing of its campaign posters.

In a statement by Mr. Yiljap Abraham, the Party's campaign media committee Chairman the party threatened legal actions to check the "increasing cases of intolerance and violence by APC and its members on PDP supporters."

"The Lalong government must realise that this is a denial of justice and expression of freedom in a humane society," the party's mouthpiece said.

It however called PDP members to raise and sustain their level of alertness at all times to steer clear of danger. 

The party is expected to hold Zonal Rallies in

1. Southern Zone 
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Venue: Shendam

2. Central Zone 
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Venue: Pankshin

3. Northern Zone
Date: Monday, January 21, 2019
Venue: Jos South Local Government Area 

The party in the statement by its media unit has appealed to its supporters to work "diligently" in raising more support for the party to prosecute its campaigns and win this year's general election.