- Special assistant to President Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has reacted to the threat by the PDP to withdraw from future elections in Nigeria
- The PDP had threatened that it would not partake in future in elections in Nigeria based on alleged election manipulation by the ruling APC
- Onochie, however, said that PDP's resolve to quit general elections would strengthen Nigeria's democracy and bring about the new and formidable opposition
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might have got more than what it bargained for, over its threat to quit future general elections in Nigeria, as the presidency lambasted the former ruling party.
Legit.ng reports that the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, noted that Nigeria would be better if the PDP eventually makes its threat a reality.
She described quitting of future elections by the PDP as good news, adding that Nigeria would be freed from gun-totting, vote-buying, and selling and ballot snatching.
According to her, "PDP's threat to boycott the election means there is no more gun-totting, no more vote-buying, and selling, nb more ballot box-snatching, the people's choices will be respected, more responsible opposition will emerge."
It would be recalled that the former ruling party had heavily criticised President Buhari-led government and the Supreme Court over sacking of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state.
The party alleged that the APC colluded with the judiciary to stole its mandate in some states, especially in Imo state where Ihedioha was sacked.
APC, however, berated PDP, describing it as a bad loser. The party said that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man if the judgment favours PDP but it is a threat to Nigeria's democracy if the opposition party loses.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that eight members of the state House of Assembly, including the speaker, dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling party.
It was reported that the speaker announced his defection and that of his colleagues during a plenary on Tuesday, January 28.
The plenary, which lasted for 15 minutes, came to an end after the speaker announced the names of the defecting lawmakers.
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