PDP responds to Nigerian Army allegations, denies plot to frustrate Buhari’s inauguration

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its response to the warning issued by the Army said that it was not involved in any alleged plan to disrupt the President Muhammadu Buhari May 29 inauguration.

Prince Uche Secondus, the Chairman of the PDP, noted that the main opposition should not be counted among any group with such agenda, adding that the PDP was behind the enthronement of democratic rule in Nigeria since 1999.

He noted that the PDP would not support any individual or party that “does anything outside the constitution to seek redress on any issue.”

According to the PDP Chairman, its mandate was stolen, but as law-abiding party, it would allow the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to rule on the matter.

“Allegations are being made here and there without any concrete evidence. If there are people making efforts at derailing the democratic institution in the country, we can never be part of it.

“The PDP built the democratic institution that the All Progressives Congress is enjoying today. We are democratic in nature and in name.

“We know that our mandate was stolen by the APC in connivance with the Independent National Electoral Commission.  We are law-abiding and that is why we are already in court to retrieve our stolen mandate.

“We know that the Nigerian people are with us and are going to celebrate soon when we get our mandate. So, tell them that we are not part of any group of individuals or institutions that may be working to achieve what the army claimed.”

The PDP had vehemently rejected the February 23 Presidential Election result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Its candidate former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had claimed that according to results from INEC server, he won the election with over 1.5million votes.

INEC however denied there was any of such result, saying that results were not transmitted electronically. Consequently, Atiku decided that he would engage the services of Microsoft, Oracle and IBM to prove his case.

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