Presidency Plotting To Foist One-Party On Nigerians, PDP Alleges

Presidency Plotting To Foist One-Party On Nigerians, PDP Alleges
Debo Ologunagba

The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that there is a plot by the Presidency to foist one party, the All Progressives Congress, on Nigerians.

PDP National Publicity chair, Debo Ologunagba, who stated this in a statement on Wednesday said this is evident in the alleged manipulation of elections and conflicting judgments by electoral courts.

Ologunagba stated, “The PDP alerts of attempts and actions of a cabal within the Presidency to emasculate the Institutions of Democracy in Nigeria, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Judiciary in the desperation to foist a one-party state on Nigerians.”

PDP Publicity Scribe alleged that some Election Appeal Court Panels judgments conflict with the express provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act, 2022, INEC’s Guidelines and Regulations for elections.

Ologunagba who also alleged that the contradictory judgments are targeted at the PDP, said, “Aside from the preponderance of such ugly scenarios in Plateau State, the conduct and outcome of certain election petitions in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Nasarawa, and other states of the nation where PDP was robbed of victory through the Courts are pointers to a systemic emasculation of the opposition in a bid to impose a one-party state and pave way for totalitarianism in the country.

“This situation is a clear and present danger to the sustenance of Nigeria’s democracy, unity, political stability and corporate existence as a nation, which is capable of breeding agitation, citizens loss of confidence in the system, restiveness, anarchy and chaos, he added.

He noted that democracy must be allowed to thrive as the government of the people as expressed by their will at elections, adding that any intrusion, breach, violation, and transgression against that expressed will is a clear recipe for serious political crisis.

PDP called on President Bola Tinubu to come clean by speaking out and denouncing any attempt or action that is capable of stifling democracy, the rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary.

The party’s Publicity Scribe urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola and the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, to assert the independence of the judiciary at this critical time for the defence and sustenance of democracy and the Rule of Law in Nigeria

“The PDP charges Nigerians and indeed all lovers of democracy across the world to rise to the occasion, speak out, and take urgent legitimate steps to defend, protect, and preserve our hard-earned democracy from the onslaught of the APC,” the statement read.

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