The Peoples Democratic Party has countered allegations by the Presidency that Nigerians are plotting to remove Buhari.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has refuted claims by the Presidency that there are elements in the country trying to remove President Muhammadu Buhari out of office by force.
The opposition said Buhari is haunted by his coup-plotting past.
It reminded Nigerians how in 1983, Buhari led a coup that toppled a democratically elected government.
The main opposition party made this declaration while reacting to the Presidency’s claim that some political and religious were planning a non-democratic means of removing the administration, the PDP in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, on Tuesday.
It maintained that rather than live up to the responsibilities of office by taking charge and securing our nation, the Presidency is busy engaging in frivolous allegations against Nigerians.
The PDP stated, “It is however imperative to state that the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are being haunted by their own shadows as Nigerians know the persons as well as the political party with the history and penchant to scuttle democratically elected government.
“Perhaps, the Presidency has forgotten that in 1983, Brigadier Muhammadu Buhari, as he was then known, led a military coup to truncate a democratically elected government thereby causing our nation a huge drawback on democratic governance.
“Also, in 2015, the APC, which was hurriedly formulated, made itself available as a vehicle of brigandage to disrupt our political process by beguiling Nigerians and taking power through violence, propaganda and falsehood.
“Even in 2019, Nigerians will be quick to remember how the APC imported bandits, vandals and thugs from neighboring countries, as political mercenaries, to unleash violence, disrupt our voting processes and muscle itself to power.”
The PDP, therefore, counseled the Buhari Presidency and the APC to look inwards as all fingers toward any possible plots to upturn our democracy point to them.
“Our party believes that the statement by the Buhari Presidency is an attempt by the APC to heighten political tension in our country ahead of the 2023 election, having realized that they cannot face the people at the polls,” the PDP stated.
The PDP however advised the APC to know that such blackmail against Nigerians cannot help their cause.
“For us in the PDP, our party will remain undeterred, alongside other patriotic Nigerians, in our commitment towards the sustenance and stability of our democracy as well as the unity and corporate existence of our country, Nigeria,” the party declared.