- The PDP has raised concerns over the alleged corrupt activities of some government officials
- The party urged US president, Joe Biden to intervene over the issue
- The PDP discloses why officials of the Buhari administration should face punitive measures
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged US president, Joe Biden, to impose firm sanctions on leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and officials of the Buhari administration over alleged corruption.
A spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan made the demand in a statement on Sunday, January 24.
Ologbondiyan alleged that APC leaders and officials in the Buhari government were patronising terrorists, and undermining Nigeria’s democracy.
He asked Biden to freeze the assets of such people in the United States. The PDP also called for a visa ban to be imposed on the individuals.
The party argued that some officials of the Buhari government were deserving of sanctions over the roles they played in human rights abuses, and violent actions against protesters in the country.
The PDP said:
"President Biden is invited to act on the report of the Department of State detailing cases of human right abuse, arbitrary and extra-judicial killings, illegal arrests, detention, torture, shooting and killing of voters, massacring of peaceful protesters as witnessed in the EndSARS protests as well as other atrocious crime against humanity under the Buhari-led APC administration which were also reported by the Amnesty International (AI) and Transparency International (TI)."
Ologbondiyan pleaded with Biden to save Nigeria’s democracy by enforcing sanctions on APC leaders and security agencies who rigged elections in the country.
He said electoral officials and members of the judiciary who were co-conspirators should also face similar actions.
In another report, the PDP has said the President Buhari administration has shown that it is unable to proffer solutions to the security challenges facing the country.
The party claimed current the administration is completely helpless about governance.
According to the PDP, Buhari has completely failed in his obligations to Nigerians, particularly in the area of security.
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