ABUJA-The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has tasked the Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency to explain its role in deepening democracy since its assumption of office about three years ago.
Secondus who accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of violating the rights of Nigerians however warned that the era of lawlessness was gone in the country for good.
In a statement by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, Secondus said the PDP remain committed to the rule of law and would do everything to uphold the sanctity of the law at all times.
“Let the Presidency tell the World what they have done in the past three years to deepen our democracy, is it the inconclusive elections rampant under their watch; is it the evasion of Judges Homes at midnight with deadly weapons or the evasion of parliament and abduction of the mace?
“Can democracy flourish in an atmosphere where the Senate of a country is being vandalized and the symbol of authority removed by hired hoodlums as security operatives that reports to the Presidency watch?,” he asked.
He also expressed worry on why the Presidency “is stressed up on an innocuous letter to the United Nation (UN) that merely stated the obvious happenings in the country regarding democratic developments.
“Instead of debunking the issues raised in the letter with empirical facts they now resort to blackmail and intimidation of arresting and docking PDP members.
“PDP members are not afraid of facing the law because they believe in the rule of law; what they are resisting and wants the international community to note is the gradual return of 1984 draconian system in 2018.”