Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Social Democratic Party, on Friday, raised alarm that the country may return to the dark days of election violence, killings and thuggery.
The party condemned the presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress, for allegedly refusing to expand the democratic space for opposition parties in the country.
Shehu Gabam, the National Secretary of the party, stated this at a capacity building programme organised for the state chairmen, state organising secretaries and legal advisers of the party at the Rock View Hotel, Abuja.
Gabam statement, is a reaction towards President Muhammadu Buhari’s withdrawal of assent to the electoral amendment bill passed on two separate occasions by the National Assembly.
In his statement, he said, “We have built democracy for 20 years, yet, it is difficult to conduct free and fair elections.
“Moneybags, moral deficit and violence has characterised most of our elections. There is no credibility and transparency in line with the global best practice.
“With the Buhari’s delay in signing the electoral amendment bill into law, violence, ballot snatching and killings may take over the 2019 general elections”