- The PDP is standing in solidarity with Nigerian youths following the peaceful EndSARS protests that has now been hijacked by hoodlums
- As a mark of honour for those killed at the Lekki toll gate and across the country, the party has decided to put all its political and electioneering activities on hold
- According to the party, everyone needs to work towards finding the way forward for Nigeria
Following sad events in the last few days that saw Nigerians lose their lives, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decided to halt all its political and electioneering activities.
The opposition party also directed that its flags in all its offices nationwide be flown at half-mast.
This decision was taken to honour the brave Nigerian youths who lost their lives at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos and other parts of the country during the EndSARS peaceful protest.
In a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party called for calm and prayers for the nation at this trying time.
The PDP said all hands must be on deck in finding solutions and the way forward for Nigeria.
Part of the statement read:
"Furthermore, our party urges the security agencies to also use the period to perfect their roles in electoral operations and tidy up all arrangements to guarantee the right atmosphere for peaceful and transparent polls where the safety of the voters as well as the sanctity of the ballot box are guaranteed."
Some Nigerians are however not pleased with the political party and their opinion known in the comment section.
Dennis T Ali wrote:
"We know better now, PDP and APC are the same... enough of the same heartless and self-centered set people piloting the affairs of this country."
Prince Lawrence Jnr Idemudia commented:
"PDP my party... but what ever it is,do not politicize this movement,it's not about you neither is it about apc...it's about Nigeria a*s whole.."
@restructurnaija commented on Twitter:
"Naija youths, no mind them!!! Them. @OfficialPDPNig wants our votes. Make we tell them say, we no go give them our votes. Come 2023, APC and PDP would be finally and officially buried!!!"
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Meanwhile, the presidency has defended President Muhammadu Buhari's silence on the controversial Lekki shooting during his nationwide address on Thursday, October 22.
Speaking on Friday, October 23, during a live show on Channels TV, presidential aide, Femi Adesina, said Buhari's silence on the "carnage" is because an investigation is still ongoing.
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