The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a statement on Sunday, May 27, 2018, by Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesman, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, not to address Nigerians on the occasion of the 2018 Democracy Day on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
The PDP said that in the last three years, such addresses had contained deceits, falsifications and unfulfilled promises.
The party noted that Nigerians had become frustrated by “the magnitude of lies and deception told by the Buhari Presidency and the APC” and would prefer to spend the next one year contending with such past deceptions.
It added that the Buhari Presidency and the APC had, since assumption of office, violated all tenets of democracy, trampled on citizens’ rights. The PDP said Buhari and the APC should not be associated with democracy under any guise.
The opposition party stated, “Indeed, this administration should not come close to the emblem of democracy, as such would be an unpardonable spat on the faces of the millions of suppressed Nigerians and the graves of victims of extra-judicial executions under this administration, as catalogued by international bodies including, Transparency International, Amnesty International, and even the United States Department of State.
“Instead of celebrating democracy, Nigerians are today groaning in regret for electing an administration that has completely turned against them, engaging in clampdown with utmost impunity, setting aside our constitutional provisions and desecrating all democratically established institutions.”