ABUJA YESTERDAY – The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Tuesday, said moving the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office from the customary May 29 to June 12, won’t present authenticity on the 2019 decision.
The party expressed this in a response to an announcement from the Presidency that the big day would hold on June 12, a day Nigerians trooped out in memory of elect Moshood Kashimawo Olawale, MKO, Abiola in 1993 in a free and fair manner.
In an announcement issued by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP noticed that the welcome of worldwide pioneers for the huge occasion “can’t give global acknowledgment for a stolen mandate.”
The announcement further read: “Unmistakably the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC, being tormented by the blame of abusing our electoral processes, can never again intensely approach the oath book on May 29, because of the weight of wrongness and now looks for shelter in the holiness of June 12, our Democracy Day.
“The Presidency and the APC from our ongoing history, have shown that they are absolutely opposed to democracy. They should, in this manner, avoid our Democracy Day, having abused all our law based ethos in controlling the Presidential decisions and upturning the mandate of the general population; a similar foul play which Chief MKO Abiola, the image of June 12, fought and died for.
“Chief Abiola stood and died for democracy. Any attempt in this manner to plan any occasion identified with the result of the fixed 2019 Presidential race on June 12 would be open contamination of the sacredness of the Democracy Day and an immediate attack to the sensibilities of Nigerians.
“Additionally, the PDP rejects this silly franticness by the Presidency and the APC to eclipse the import of our Democracy Day and smother the journey by Nigerians to vent their outrage against the fair infringement of the APC organization over the last four years.
“The PDP advises the Presidency to take note of that endeavoring to seize our Democracy Day can’t present authenticity to a fixed race, neither would it be able to delete the reiteration of infringement including human rights abuses, assault on democratic institutions, especially the Legislature and the Judiciary; brace down on restriction figures, cutting of the media, additional legal killings, self-assertive captures and illicit detainment of citizen, and the rigging of the 2019 Presidential election.
“The PDP needs the Presidency and the APC to comprehend that what is paramount to majority of Nigerians now is the recovery of the stolen order, which they unreservedly provided for Atiku Abubakar, at the tribunal court so that our nation can enjoy the values of freedom, justice, fairness, and equity embedded in our constitutional democracy.”