The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that a cabal in the Presidency is out to emasculate the country’s democracy by overturning the will of the people in favor of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters on Thursday, acting National Chairman of the party, Ambassador Umar Damagum, also said there is an ongoing design by APC to “cripple democracy, overthrow the democratic rights of Nigerians, suppress the Rule of Law and downgrade Nigeria to a fiefdom run by the whims of a cabal.
Dailytrust reported that Damagum said it has become pertinent to alert Nigerians that the country is “fast sliding into totalitarianism following the activities of a cabal in the Presidency which is out to emasculate Institutions of Democracy, especially the Judiciary in the desperation to subvert and overturn the expressed Will of Nigerians in the various election matters across the country.”
According to him, “this sinister agenda tailored towards a systemic emasculation of the opposition and foisting of an oppressive one-party system is evident in the conduct and outcome of certain election petitions in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Delta, Ogun and other States of the nation where the Election Petition and Appeal Panels were used to rob the PDP of victory won at the polls.
The opposition party said the concern and fear of well-meaning Nigerians is that when the Court conducts itself as if it is not governed by rules, it destroys the respect and confidence of the people in the judiciary and as such portends a great danger for democracy, peace and tranquility in the country.