The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the presidency of its claim that some Nigerians were plotting a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership.
The PDP said it was sad that President Muhammadu Buhari will resort to blackmail in the face of his leadership failure, stressing that “the Presidency is busy engaging in frivolous allegations against Nigerians” instead of living up to the responsibilities of office by taking charge and securing the nation.
The statement was issued by the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja late Tuesday.
Earlier, the Senior Presidential aide on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina warned that some disruptive elements plan to create a situation whereby a vote of no confidence would be passed on Buhari.
But PDP, in its reaction, noted that it was apt to state that the security alert is an expression of Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC being haunted by their own shadows because they have failed Nigerians.
“Perhaps, the Presidency has forgotten that in 1983, Brigadier Muhammadu Buhari, as he was then known, led a military coup to truncate a democratically elected government thereby causing our nation a huge drawback on democratic governance.
“Also, in 2015, the APC, which was hurriedly formulated, made itself available as a vehicle of brigandage to disrupt our political process by beguiling Nigerians and taking power through violence, propaganda, and falsehood.
“Even in 2019, Nigerians will be quick to remember how the APC imported bandits, vandals, and thugs from neighboring countries, as political mercenaries, to unleash violence, disrupt our voting processes, and muscle itself to power,” Ologbodiyan wrote.
The party scribe further said the PDP believes that the statement by the Buhari Presidency is an attempt by the APC to heighten political tension in our country ahead of the 2023 election, having realized that they cannot face the people at the polls.
The PDP, therefore, advised “the Buhari Presidency and the APC to look inwards as all fingers toward any possible plots to upturn our democracy point to them.”
“For us in the PDP, our party will remain undeterred, alongside other patriotic Nigerians, in our commitment towards the sustenance and stability of our democracy as well as the unity and corporate existence of our country, Nigeria,” the statement added.