The PDP claims it has decided to act quickly to thwart the APC’s obvious ambition to create a one-party system in Nigeria.
According to the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), the party would oppose any effort by the country’s dominant All Progressives Congress (APC) to make Nigeria a one-party state.
The BoT also disagreed with the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which recognised President Bola Tinubu as the victor of the election held on February 25.
Adolphus Wabara, the chairman of the BoT and a former Senate President, stated in a statement following the party’s meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2023, that the party had rejected the tribunal’s decision because it had provided convincing proof that Tinubu had not won the election.
“The BoT has decided to act quickly to oppose the APC’s current, obvious determination to make Nigeria a one-party state.
“The BoT congratulated Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, for adhering to the law’s due process requirements in his effort to reclaim the freely granted presidential mandate at the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
In the interest of maintaining the unity, stability, and corporate life of our nation, the BoT is confidence in the Supreme Court’s ability and courage to finally and definitively remedy the wrongs and correct the obvious errors included in the PEPC judgement, according to the communiqué.
Wabara also voiced concern about the current state of affairs in the nation, saying the current hardship there is a formula for crisis if not stopped in its tracks.
“The BoT expresses serious concerns over the excruciating hardship, worsening insecurity, and general sense of apprehension and despondency across the country occasioned by the hasty implementation of ill-planned policies of the overtly insensitive APC administration,” the BoT stated.
The party said that the government was driving Nigerians to the breaking point and warned that if quick action was not taken, the amount of poverty and resentment towards “the suppressive rule of the APC” might escalate into a catastrophic crisis.