As the 2019 presidential elections draw near an opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has continued to raise alarm about the anti-democratic activities of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the All Progressives Congress, APC.
To send a strong message to the Western powers, SKE Udeh-Okoye, national youth leader of the PDP has visited the ambassadors of United States and Germany where he presented them with a petition on the ongoing political intimidation, harassment, disappearance, and gross human right abuses being perpetuated by the All Progressives Congress, APC, government against the opposition.
On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 the national youth leader played host to official’s from the US Embassy led by Mr. Franz Seitz the political officer of US embassy in his office at the party secretariat.
During the meeting, Mr. Udeh-Okoye presented a petition detailing series of illegal and antidemocratic activities of the Buhari-led APC government including forced disappearance, gross human right abuses and the transformation of the police into a political hit squad to the US government.
Responding, the US government’s representative assured the PDP national youth leader that the White House will look into the merits of the petition and act accordingly.
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According to a release by the press secretary of the PDP national youth leader, Okah Ewah Edede, the quest was to simply get the international community to exert pressure on the APC-led federal government of President Buhari and INEC to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2019 and to respect the rule-of-law.
The PDP national youth leader reiterated the position of the party and that of it’s presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to run issues-based campaign and to uplift the situation of Nigerians if elected into power in 2019.
The PDP national youth leader is billed to meet with key members of the international community including the UN, EU, Commonwealth of nations, AU, France and others in his quest to alert the world and world leaders of the ploy by APC to use State powers to oppress the opposition further as the general elections approach.