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Election Sequence: PDP Criticizes Buhari for Withholding Assent, Awaits NASS’ Final Decision



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent to reordering of sequence of general elections in the country.

The party while noting it is not surprised by Buhari’s action, particularly given the tendencies he has continued to display as a politician, said it now eagerly await the final decision of the National Assembly on the amendment.

The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Olagbondiyan, in a statement said the party believes in democracy and subscribes to all its tenets including the respect for the powers of the National Assembly to make laws and to amend such laws as occasion demands.

The statement added “In the light of this development, the PDP, and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians, now eagerly await the final decision of the National Assembly on this amendment.

“As a party, we are not afraid of the 2019 general elections because we know that Nigerians have already rejected President Buhari and his dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Against this backdrop, the PDP assures to provide all the members of our great party a level playing ground to choose a Presidential candidate in a National Convention that promises to be open, free, fair, credible and transparent.

“We know that with the support of Nigerians, any candidate that emerges on our platform ahead of 2019 will clinically defeat President Buhari at the polls and lead our nation back to the path of progress, national cohesion and a vibrant economy.”

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