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Buhari Disqualification Suit: Don’t Intimidate Judiciary, PDP Warns APC


Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has warned the All Progressive Party, APC to stop intimidating the Judiciary saying that any aggrieved Nigerians deserve to go to court.


Director of Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode

The PDP stated this at a Press Conference by the Director of Media and Publicity, PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode on Wednesday,

According to him, APC has set out to intimidate the Judiciary asking when it has become an offence for aggrieved parties to seek reliefs in the courts of law?

“To suggest that cases instituted in courts are preparatory to scuttling the participation of General Buhari in the presidential election amounts to intimidation of the Judiciary and it is simply unacceptable.

” We in the PDP have never interfered in court processes. We have absolute confidence in the Judiciary, but the APC must not be allowed to intimidate all democracy-supporting institutions from performing their functions within the ambits of the relevant laws of the land.

The PDP said that it is ready for February 14 presidential election contrary to insinuation by the APC that it is plotting to scuttle the process with a view to emplacing an Interim National Government.

“The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Presidential Campaign Organisation have inundated the Nigerian people with allegations that the Peoples Democratic Party-controlled Federal Government is not ready for the scheduled February 14 and 28 general elections and that it is plotting to scuttle the process with a view to emplacing an Interim National Government.

“These allegations are disingenuous, tenuous and shameful. Rather than elevate the APC, this resort to mendacity and scaremongering further reduces them to a gang of desperadoes seeking power by all means and simply for the sake of it.

“This is because it is common knowledge that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria does not provide for the Interim Nation Government contraption that the APC talks about.

“APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has taken it upon himself to play the devil’s advocate by building up seemingly scary scenarios to create tension, cause panic in the polity and incite supporters of his party and well-meaning Nigerians against the Federal Government, President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP.

“The PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation calls on the Nigerian people to discountenance APC and Lai Mohammed’s petty lies and they can be rest assured that all arms of government are patriotically committed to discharging their constitutionally-prescribed responsibilities and duties.

“We believe that the APC’s unconscionable alarm is part of its characteristic and habitual propaganda through which it has over and over again imposed its skewed agenda on many undiscerning Nigerians. We are constrained to take this opportunity to paint an accurate portrait of the APC and its leaders. It is time for us to expose them for what they really are.

” The truth is that they are agents of destabilisation. They comprise of retrogressive elements that are desperate to take power just for the sake of it. If they ever succeed in taking power in this country, God forbid, they will take the country back into darkness because they represent darkness and everything that is reprehensible.

Fani-Kayode boasted that APC can’t win the presidential election .

“The truth is that they cannot win the forthcoming elections and they know it. That is why they have come up with the allegation of Interim National Government. We repeat: those who want Interim National Government are the APC and some elements that are secretly behind their party.

“Their plan is to prepare a fertile ground upon which to discredit our anticipated victory at the polls, unleash anarchy and violence on the country after they lose so that we would not be able to enjoy our victory. By the grace of God and the support of a vast majority of Nigerians, their plan will fail.”


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