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PDP To President Buhari – Your Threats Won’t Gag Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that no amount of threat and intimidation by agents of the Presidency would stop Nigerians from discussing the failures of President Muhammadu Buhari and ultimately vote him out in 2019.

The main opposition party has also challenged President Buhari, to end the confrontations by his Presidency and show integrity by writing the military authorities to make public his certificate, if he has nothing to hide.

The party has also expressed serious concern over the mounting tension, violence and rising cases of extra-judicial killings in the country.

PDP said that the desperation by the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC), to gag Nigerians as well as to divert attention from their failures by making spurious allegations and distorting facts could no longer help as Nigerians have already moved on in their determination to do away with them in 2019.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement yesterday said that the prevailing hunger, corruption, escalated violence, government insensitivity and governance by proxy, which are the hallmarks of this administration constitute the referendum by Nigerians to vote out Buhari and replace him with its candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

He said: “Nigerians are already aware of how the Buhari Presidency wrecked our once robust economy, shattered our national cohesion, subjected our citizens to the worst economic hardship and turned our nation to a large funeral palour.”

“Nigerians are already aware of how the Buhari administration has been attacking our institutions of democracy, including the National Assembly and the Judiciary and how judicial officers and legislators have been serially attacked under this administration.

“They know that this administration does not possess a modicum of respect for rule of law and how it has been putting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under pressure to do its biddings.

“Is it not shameful that the Buhari Presidency is accusing the PDP of attacking INEC commissioners just because our party exposed the secret meeting between it and INEC Chairman at the Presidential villa?

“The Buhari Presidency is also at pains over our party’s unrelenting demand that President Buhari’s relation, who was recently redeployed from Operations/ICT to Welfare Department, be completely removed from the commission; a position that has been approved by majority of Nigerians across board.”

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