PDP says cabal in presidency emasculate institutions of democracy in Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again raised alarm to Nigerians and the international community that the nation is dangerously sliding into totalitarianism and anarchy under the brazenly repressive and anti-people All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.

Debo Ologunagba, the national publicity secretary of the party said it was raising alert over attempts and actions by those he referred to as “a cabal within the Presidency to emasculate the institutions of democracy in Nigeria, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Judiciary in their desperation to foist a one-Party State on Nigerians”.

He stated that the unfolding anti-democratic scenario is not only evident in the manipulation of elections, but also in the conflicting judgments by electoral Courts.

Ologunagba citing especially some Election Appeal Court Panels, said their ” judgments are in 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”.

“What is more worrisome is that these obnoxiously contradictory judgments are targeted at the PDP to the effect that elections that were clearly won by PDP candidates are snatched away at the Courts and awarded to defeated candidates of the APC contrary to the provisions of the Law.”

He noted that ” 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.

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