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Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by emyfx77(m): 4:13am On Aug 17, 2015
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said that it has no doubt President Muhammadu Buhari was in support of the All Progressives Congress’ criticism of the peace committee headed by former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar.

The committee met with the president last week and reportedly cautioned Mr. Buhari over probing the Goodluck Jonathan administration, a suggestion the APC lambasted in a statement afterwards.

The PDP suggested it was Mr. Buhari who made details of the meeting the committee had with him, available to the APC.
“The intolerance of the APC and the glaring insensitivity of this government, in spite of the outcries of well-meaning Nigerians against their undemocratic leanings, raise fears about the future of our democracy and the general health of our dear nation,” the PDP said.

“For example, how can we begin to explain the venom and disparagement with which the APC has been attacking our highly revered national leaders in the National Peace Committee, which has as members, former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, respected clerics; Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kuka, retired justices of superior records as well as others highly respected patriotic Nigerians, for daring to counsel Buhari’s government on some observed undemocratic tendencies and processes.

“The crass attacks are more astonishing, considering the much appreciated role these great Nigerians played in ensuring a peaceful and violence free 2015 general elections.

“This is especially as we have no reason to believe that such weighty attacks from the President’s party can come without his approval, more so as the APC spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who authored the statements was not part of the meeting between the President and the Peace Committee.

The PDP said it has carried out a review of the political developments in the country since the APC took office, and was alerting all Nigerians and the international community that all is not well with the nation’s democracy.

The party said this fear is derived from the facts of some conscious actions and inactions of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government that undermine critical institutions of democracy, emasculate the constitution and ostensibly set the stage for a return of dictatorial regime in Nigeria.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday said despite claims of being a converted democrat, President Buhari has allowed, under his watch, incessant violation of sections of the nation’s constitution, a development that has become a huge threat to democracy and the stability of the nation.

“For instance, how can this government explain the fact that a major institution of democracy like the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been deliberately debilitated to the extent that it can no longer perform its statutory responsibility for lack of quorum?
“Nigerians are aware that before his tenure expired on June 30th, the former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega wrote to President Buhari, intimating him of the fact that the tenure of majority of the national commissioners will expire before August, yet the President never acted, resulting in the present crisis in the commission, where more than 80% out of the statutory 13 members remain vacant, even as eleven states of the federation are also without Resident Electoral Commissioners.

“We note that this anomaly is in addition to the uncertainty surrounding the controversial appointment of an Acting Chairman of INEC in the person of a national commissioner whose tenure has since expired, not minding that there is no provision for an acting chairman of INEC in our constitution.

“This development has completely enervated the commission from carrying out its functions as stipulated in part 1 of 3rd schedule of the 1999 constitution as amended, thereby putting our electoral system under severe threat.

“We ask, if not for a possibility of an ulterior motive to inject a constitutional crisis and undermine the nation’s democracy, why should President Buhari wait to be urged before he upholds his responsibility of forwarding replacements to the Senate for confirmation so as to enable the commission effectively carry out its constitutional responsibilities to the nation?

“Could this be a ploy by the APC-led government to use a decapitated INEC to conduct the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa to pave way for their planned ‘capture’ of the two PDP states?

“Is the weakening of INEC not part of the plot to use the commission to put the PDP in precarious position in various electoral tribunals to the advantage of the APC?

“Furthermore, Nigerians are witness to the undue interferences of the Department of State Services (DSS) in the activities of election tribunals in Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and other PDP states, where electoral officers are being harassed, intimidated and detained, ostensibly to influence judgments against the PDP.

“Akin to these are reported cases of abuse of security agencies by the APC-led government. Of particular note is the July reprehensible sealing of Rivers state local councils by the Police, who also barred members of caretaker committees, that were duly appointed by the state government to take charge of the councils following the pronouncement of the court.

“Also, of grave concern is the adamant stance of this administration in running a government without the statutory components of a full cabinet as prescribed by the constitution, even when the negative consequences of this strange and totalitarian tendency are taking serious toll on the economy and the polity in general.

“The intolerance of the APC and the glaring insensitivity of this government, in spite of the outcries of well-meaning Nigerians against their undemocratic leanings, raise fears about the future of our democracy and the general health of our dear nation.

“The PDP and indeed all discerning Nigerians are therefore left with no other option than to conclude that there is a clear agenda to undermine critical institutions of democracy, intimidate Nigerians and pave way for dictatorship in the land.

“In view of the developments, the PDP, as a party that nurtured and sustained democracy in Nigeria for 16 years, beckons on all lovers of democracy within and outside the country, to rise up to the occasion and impress it on President Buhari and his APC to imbibe, in its totality, the tenets of democracy and the rule of law in the general interest of our dear nation.

“In raising this alarm about disturbing national issues, we however wish to reiterate our earlier position that the PDP, as a responsible and patriotic political party, is not in anyway averse to the fight against corruption, as long as it is carried out within the ambits of the due process of the law.

“Our nation is a state built on the principles of freedom and social justice; the essentials of democracy, where ‘sovereignty belongs to the people, from whom government, through the constitution derives all its powers and authority’ for the good of all, irrespective of creed, class, political, ethnic or gender considerations; tenets that must be protected and upheld at all times.

“Finally, we call on some well-meaning Nigerians who have found themselves in the APC, especially, those who at one time or the other, were pupils of the teachings and visions of the founding fathers of the PDP, to rise above the shallowness of their temporary enclave and join in this major defence of democratic ethos”.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/188489-buhari-in-support-of-apcs-attack-on-abdusalami-abubakar-others-pdp.html

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by MKO4ever(m): 4:30am On Aug 17, 2015
This article is too long though, but Abubakar should just calm down



So I'm the first to comment, just like that!!!

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by Nobody: 4:52am On Aug 17, 2015
And why is PDP seriously seeking protection under the so called peace committee?

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by disloman(m): 4:59am On Aug 17, 2015
Such a long story n no source?Hmmmm.
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by qubie(m): 5:09am On Aug 17, 2015
Booked
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by socialmediaman: 5:13am On Aug 17, 2015
PDP and corruption are like The King and his Abubaoku. Corruption has followed them even to their afterlife

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by handie(m): 5:25am On Aug 17, 2015
No proof. But even if he really is supporting them, they caused it. Why try defend d indefensible? Na masquerade Wey misbehave for public small children go talk about. What the national peace committee did was unstatemanlike. Forget all them posing as neutral. We all know they went to Buhari on behalf of Jonathan.... We also know some of them will get burnt if d truth is out... E.g Oritsejafor and Abdusalami

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by handie(m): 5:27am On Aug 17, 2015
OP, where's ur source?.... lalasticlala will ask same
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by tyson99(m): 5:30am On Aug 17, 2015
kilode
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by isbish(m): 6:26am On Aug 17, 2015
PDP trying to make gullible Nigerians hate PMB for going after corrupt polithiefians. So pathetic. Always wailing as usual. God will shame all public fund looters.

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by Leyemoshood: 10:33am On Aug 17, 2015
Can PDP just STFU arrrgghhhhhh

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by deebsman1(m): 10:33am On Aug 17, 2015
this PDP are just panicking and fearing, now playing games to set the govt against people, but Nigerians have wised up, we must collect our monies back. In as much as we appreciate Abdulsalami's role leading to the peaceful transition, that won't mean the real reason for our struggle shall be swept under the carpet by the same people we tried fighting against by their ways of cookery

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by allanphash7(m): 10:34am On Aug 17, 2015
Shoroniyen?

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by aaamos(m): 10:34am On Aug 17, 2015
k smiley
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by Nobody: 10:35am On Aug 17, 2015
Please, who is Buhari?

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by otijah(m): 10:35am On Aug 17, 2015
Biased president

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by KHAYGOLD(m): 10:35am On Aug 17, 2015
the wailers association of Nigeria.

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by ramdris(m): 10:35am On Aug 17, 2015
PDP opposition strategies [size=50pt]sucks![/size]

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by dadebayo1(m): 10:36am On Aug 17, 2015
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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by youngwarlocks: 10:36am On Aug 17, 2015
summary pls
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by chipzidar(f): 10:36am On Aug 17, 2015
booked with 2HD pencil

APC vs PDP every time undecided
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by connectikut89(m): 10:37am On Aug 17, 2015
Issokay
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by anulaxad(m): 10:37am On Aug 17, 2015
Is PDP STILL RELEVANT.

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by Nobody: 10:38am On Aug 17, 2015
H
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by Kufie(m): 10:39am On Aug 17, 2015
Bruh I don't even know what this is about
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by Sagamite(m): 10:39am On Aug 17, 2015
The intolerance of the APC and the glaring insensitivity of this government, in spite of the outcries of well-meaning Nigerians against their undemocratic leanings, raise fears about the future of our democracy and the general health of our dear nation

Means:

Fighting corruption is intolerance and glaring insensitivity. Those that loot and steal are well-meaning Nigerians and demonstrate true democratic leanings. Raising fears about the future of our democracy and the general health of our dear nation just because of corruption, which is obviously not stealing, is completely out of order

Yours sincerely,

PDP

Reflects the true mentality of the Reetardeen Joonadaft administration.

GEJ till 6058!!! grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by PecE2Make: 10:40am On Aug 17, 2015
And they expect me to read this lengthy article. APC n PDP matter I don tire to put Mount. When two elephants are fighting who surfers? the grass
Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by Goke7: 10:40am On Aug 17, 2015
soe:
And why is PDP seriously seeking protection under the so called peace committee?

I tire o as if the Peace committee thing is recognized by our consitution

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Re: Buhari In Support Of APC’s Attack On Abdusalami, Others – PDP by Dindondin(m): 10:40am On Aug 17, 2015
APC and PDP people don't v any other thing to do except accusing eachother

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