FG cautions Atiku, PDP
Nigeria’s federal government has cautioned Atiku Abubakar and his political party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over it’s “toxic” type of politics
A statement by the minister of information, Lai Muhammed the political brand of the PDP poses a great threat to Nigeria’s Democracy.
While speaking in Abuja on Wednesday Lai Muhammed described the PDP and Atiku as becoming desperate and unpatriotic.
In his words “Never in the history of Nigeria has a political party and it’s presidential candidate exhibited the kind of desperate tactics deployed by the duo of the PDP and it’s flag bearer, especially since President Muhammadu Buhari overwhelming defeated Atiku to win the 2019 presidential election.
“Either by themselves or via their proxes the PDP and it’s presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari Administration, generally overheat the polity and make Nigeria seemingly ungovernable, especially through their utterances and poorly through out press releases before and after the 2019 general elections.
“Unless they quickly retrace their steps, they may sooner or later overreach themselves.
“For those who may be quick to accuse the government of crying wolf, the Pre election statement credited to the former Vice President, that unless Nigerian’s vote out the APC Administration, killings by the herdsmen and will continue and untimely spark series of ethnoreligious that will be irreversible, is looking more like a Freudian slip than anything else.
“Also in recent times the PDP has taken it’s desperation to a new low by attacking the judiciary, an action many see as indicating the reversal of the party’s hitherto self-assured stance that it has a solid case against the election of the President.
“And either by coincidence or orchestration, a faceless group emerges calling for an overthrow of a democratically elected government, a totally egregious act or treason.
“It beggars belief that a candidate who prides himself as a democrat can so allow desperation to be cloud his sense of propriety to such an extent that he associating himself with anti-democratic forces or making inflammatory statements.
“For acclaimed democrats, there are acceptable channels of seeking redress after an election defeat, even President Buhari himself want to count three times to challenge election results.
“What is not acceptable is either resort to self help after an election defeat or to embark on a journey of subterfuge and sabotage while still mourning a legal challenge or pretending to do so.
“Worst still, painting the judiciary for whatever reason is anti-democratic or unconscionable.”
In conclusion to his words “We want to urge the main opposition to stop beating the drums of war concentrate on the legal challenge by it’s candidate against the election of President Buhari, if indeed they have any faith in the court’s judiciary and desist from unnecessarily overheating polity”.