PDP accuses APC of turning Nigeria into one-party state

PDP accuses APC of turning Nigeria into one-party state

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of pushing the nation to decline. 

PDP claimed Nigeria is descending into "totalitarianism and anarchy" under the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, stating that the APC is eager to establish a one-party state in Nigeria, adding that their desperation can be perceived in their actions.

This was made known in a press release shared and signed by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba via the party's X handle.

The statement reads: "The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) raises alarm to Nigerians and the International Community that the nation is dangerously sliding into totalitarianism and anarchy under the brazenly repressive and anti-people All Progressives Congress (APC) #OfficialAPCNg administration.

"The PDP alerts of attempts and actions of a cabal within the Presidency to emasculate the institutions of democracy in Nigeria, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission and the judiciary in the desperation to foist a one-party state on Nigerians. 

"This unfolding anti-democratic scenario is not only evident in the manipulation of elections but also in the conflicting judgments by electoral courts, especially some Election Appeal Court Panels whose judgments are in conflict with the express provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act, 2022, INEC’s Guidelines and Regulations for elections.  

"Democracy must be allowed to thrive as the government of the people as expressed by their will at elections. 

"It is therefore imperative to draw the attention of Nigerians and the whole world to the undermining and crippling of democracy and the danger our nation is facing at this moment. 

"The PDP calls on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the custodian of the government to come clean by speaking out and denouncing any attempt or action that is capable of stifling democracy, the rule of law and muzzling of the independence of the judiciary which is suggestive of a fait accompli on election matters pending before the courts." 

Source: X | OfficialPDPNig