Former military head of state and the presidential flag-bearer of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) General Muhammadu Buhari has been described by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a a non-democrat who has never hidden his disdain for elected government.
Reacting to a statement credited to General Buhari where he said revolution was imminent, the national publicity secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, said Buhari’s statement was a product of election loser.
“Buhari’s statement did not come to us as surprise. It is a sure sign of frustrations over his inability and that of his party to win elections.
“However, what revolution is Buhari looking for?” The statement asked. “If after truncating democratic process in 1984, General Buhari today enjoys the fundamental tenets of democracy as in freedom of speech which he denied Nigerians, what revolution is greater?”.
“What is revolutionary, “the statement continued,” is the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan: his bold steps in returning our great country to the visions of our founding fathers.
What is revolutionary is the passage of the Electoral Act which facilitated general elections adjudged by local and international observers as most credible in our recent history.