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PDP Wants Visa Ban, Sanctions Against Buhari After May 29

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made a strong appeal to the international community to impose a visa ban and international sanctions on President Muhammadu Buhari. This comes in response to his recent comments, where he attributed the opposition’s loss in the last presidential election to overconfidence.

 

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, expressed concern during a press conference held at the party headquarters on Friday regarding a statement attributed to Buhari. Ologunagba stated that the comment has the potential to cause anxiety and harm the unity of Nigeria as a nation.

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According to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the statement made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is an attempt to sway the judiciary in their favour. The PDP has already contested the election results, which they claim have been widely regarded as the most unfavourable in the history of Nigeria, both nationally and internationally.

 

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According to the opposition party, the recently held election was plagued by a flagrant disregard for the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution, the Electoral Act, INEC Regulations and Guidelines.

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The party alleges that the election was manipulated, with genuine results from polling units being altered and fabricated figures being announced. The opposition party further claims that the declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the winner was vexatious, given the circumstances surrounding the election.

 

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The opposition party has refuted President Buhari’s claim that they lost the Presidential election. They have stated that they will not relinquish the mandate given to them by the people, despite facing alleged threats, bullying, and manipulation from the current APC-led administration.

 

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has made a statement calling for the imposition of sanctions, such as visa bans and travel restrictions, on President Buhari and his family by the international community. The PDP claims that Buhari has undermined democracy in Nigeria and is urging for these measures to be taken once he vacates office on May 29, 2023.

 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has urged the European Union (EU) to impose “weighty sanctions” on individuals involved in unconstitutional changes of government and those who influence the process and outcomes of elections. This call for sanctions aligns with President Buhari’s request made on February 17, 2022, during his visit to Brussels, Belgium.

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The opposition party, PDP, has called for a transparent investigation into the alleged involvement of President Buhari in the subversion of democracy during the 2019 and 2023 Presidential elections in Nigeria.

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According to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the President-elect lacks the mandate of the majority of Nigerians. As a result, the party has taken the matter to the Tribunal with the aim of reclaiming the mandate that was freely given to their Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar during the Presidential election.

 

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According to Ologunagba, there is widespread shock and outrage among Nigerians and the international community over President Buhari’s recent remarks. The President’s comments, which appeared to condone the rigging of the upcoming 2023 Presidential election by the APC, have been criticised as reckless, ill-considered, and potentially prejudicial to the outcome of the election.

 

According to the speaker, General Buhari’s statement demonstrates a complete lack of respect for Nigeria’s constitutional democracy, judiciary, and the mandate of the Nigerian people as expressed in the February 25, 2023 Presidential election.

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The President’s recent behaviour has been met with strong criticism, with many finding it reprehensible that he would boast about the suppression of voters and the manipulation of the election results. He has even gone so far as to blame the opposition for their lack of tactical prowess in dealing with the violence and rigging tactics employed by the APC and his own government. This kind of behaviour is deeply concerning and raises serious questions about the state of democracy in Nigeria.

 

President Buhari, who pledged to uphold the laws of Nigeria and ensure free, fair, credible, and transparent elections, has been accused of endorsing election rigging through the manipulation of the INEC system and widespread alteration, falsification, and switching of election results in favour of his rejected party, the APC. This has been deemed unacceptable by critics.

 

President Buhari has been accused of celebrating the alleged subversion of democracy by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to reports, INEC failed to directly transmit results from polling units to its server/website and announce them, which is said to be a clear violation of Section 64 Sub-section 4 (a) (b) of the Electoral Act, 2022.

 

The recent election in Nigeria has been marred by allegations of rigging, with President Buhari being accused of overseeing this process. However, what is even more concerning is the President’s apparent attempts to influence the judiciary and sway the outcome of the ongoing petition before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. This has raised concerns that the ruling party, the APC, and its candidate may be attempting to manipulate the democratic process and steal the people’s mandate.

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