– The Peoples Democratic Party PDP Presidential Campaign Council has suspended political campaign for the next 72 hours
– PDP noted that the new action is in solidarity with the recently suspended CJN Walter Onnoghen
– It has urged Pres. Buhari to restore Democracy
According to the new report, the PDP 2019 Presidential Campaign Council has suspended campaign for the next 72 hours.
The PDP Presidential Campaign Council noted that there is no point in campaigning in an election which basis has been undermined.
This latest decision was reached by the Campaign council on Friday night in Abuja following the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen by the Federal Government.
The PDP described the recent action by the FG as a ‘dangerous and brazen assault on the constitution.’
According to the statement released by the PDP, the party stated that it is hoping that Pres. Buhari will restore Democracy immediately.
Below is an extract of the statement released by the PDP Presidential Campaign Council,
In the first instance, we are suspending our campaign for 72 hours. It is our hope that President
Muhammadu Buhari will listen to the voice of all lovers of democracy the world over and restore democracy in Nigeria immediately and without qualifications.
At the moment, President
Muhammadu Buhari has effectively suspended the constitution under whose basis the elections are being contested.
The action of President Muhammadu Buhari represents a constitutional breach and a direct attack on our democracy. This must never be allowed to stand, as there is no way by which democracy can survive under these autocratic tendencies.
We call on all well meaning Nigerians and members of the international community to rise in defence of democracy and save our nation from this imminent slide into tyranny.