The People’s democratic Party (PDP) has, on Sunday, reacted to the concerns raised by a former President of the Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo, that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to the use apparatus of state power to subjugate Nigerians, undermine the democratic system, subvert the electoral process and perpetuate himself in office.
The main opposition party, in a press statement made available to Naija News by the National Publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the concern of the President has justified the fear it has expressed about President Buhari disposition to the 2019 election.
Ologbondiyan stated that the repression of democratic institutions like the Judiciary, Legislatives and the Independent National Electoral Commission are prove of the validity of the claims made by the former president.
The statement added that President Buhari and the APC have concluded plans to truncate the sanity of the 2019 elections, knowing fully well that it would not win the election through legitimate means.
The PDP warned APC not to instigate violence and put at stake the lives of over 200 million Nigerians by it desperation to win elections by all means.
The statement said, “We are however not surprised that the APC, a party that has shown that it is completely anti-people, quickly rose in defence of the Buhari Presidency’s assault on our democratic order. The APC has always been a deceptive soulless mob that would rather have our nation burn than to be out of power.
“President Obasanjo’s concern is therefore a clarion call to all compatriots, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliations to rise in defence of our democracy.
“He has reinforced the fact that this nation belong to all of us; that our pride as a people lies in our resilience and globally acclaimed ability to rise above and defeat every situation that challenges our nationhood.
“The PDP therefore calls on all Nigerians to be at alert at this critical time to stop President Buhari and the APC on their anti-democratic trails with our votes.
“We should never allow anybody to set our nation on fire just to achieve selfish ambitions. We must eschew all our differences and unite in using our votes to take back our country from this dwindling, incompetent, ineffectual, corrupt and anti-people administration.
“If we don’t take action with our votes, we would be giving up our nation to totalitarian forces at our own peril and those of generations yet unborn”.