- The PDP says IBB’s declaration on Buhari vindicates its position on the current administration and the APC
- The party states that it is repositioned and opened to serve as the epicenter of the much desired new broad-based political engagement for all Nigerians
- It calls on leaders across board to join forces with the PDP to return the nation to its pride of place as a thriving economy and a truly democratic nation come 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described a statement credited to Ibrahim Babangida urging President Muhammadu Buhari not seek a re-election in 2019 is an indication that Nigerians across divides have reached a consensus against the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
The party in a statement on Sunday, February 4, by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the fact that Babangida’s declaration is coming on the heels of similar declaration by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has vindicated its position on the current administration and the APC.
The PDP said it was repositioned and opened to serve as the epicenter of the much desired new broad-based political engagement of all Nigerians from their aspirations irrespective of creed, tribe or class.
It called on leaders across board to join forces with it to return the nation to its pride of place as a thriving economy and a truly democratic nation come 2019.
Read the full statement from the PDP below:
"The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the declaration by former President Ibrahim Babangida that President Muhammadu Buhari should not seek a re-election in 2019 as apt and yet another pointer to the fact that Nigerians across divides have reached a consensus against President Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
"This is just as the party commended the former military President for admonishing the APC's attempt to use its phony restructuring agenda as a decoy for wooing voters ahead of 2019 election.
"The party said General Babangida’s position on the need for a dynamic, nationalistic and development-driven leadership is a direct reflection of the feeling and aspirations of Nigerians and completely captures the direction of the repositioned PDP for a better Nigeria.
"PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Sunday said the fact that General Babangida’s declaration on President Buhari is coming on the heels of similar declaration by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has further vindicated PDP’s position on the misrule of the Buhari administration and the APC.
"The PDP further described as an understatement, General Babangida’s reflection that the Buhari administration and its APC has polluted the nation’s “leadership actuality” adding that it is not unmindful of the yearnings of Nigerians to use the platform of the repositioned PDP to propagate a new coalition that would return the much desired new atmosphere in the polity by producing the president that will acceptable to the majority of Nigerians.
"It is now obvious to all that the time has come for all Nigerians to jettison all personal interests and divisive tendencies and rally forces under a truly national platform as now embodied in the PDP to rescue our dear nation from total collapse.
"In line with the new consensus for the election of a truly Nigerian President in 2019, the repositioned PDP is completely open as the epicenter of the much desired new broad-based political engagement of all Nigerians in their aspirations irrespective of creed, tribe or class.
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"The repositioned PDP presents that credible platform, re-engineered with best democratic standards for unhindered accommodation of all interests from all parts of the country in our collective search for a new beginning.
"We therefore urge all Nigerians, particularly our leaders across board, to join forces with the PDP to once again return the nation to its pride of place as a thriving economy and a truly democratic nation come 2019."
Legit.ng had earlier reported that former military president Ibrahim Babangida said it is time for Nigeria to reinvent the will and tap into the resourcefulness of the younger generation.
He called on Nigerians to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari to complete his tenure and collectively work towards preparing the way for new generation leaders to assume the mantle of leadership of the country.
This was contained in a special press statement released on Sunday, February 4, by Kassim Afegbua, his spokesman. His statement is coming not long after former president Olusegun Obasanjo in the same vein, asked Buhari not to seek re-election.
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