Posted by News Express | 9 March 2019 | 708 times
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has urged Nigerians to troop out in large numbers today, Saturday, March 9, 2019, “ignoring the clearly visible intimidation from the military and vote out bad government.”
Prince Secondus said that if Nigerians fail to come out “they would be playing the game of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who has turned the country’s armed forces against her citizens to scare them away from exercising their civic responsibilities.”
The PDP National Chairman admonished the military, “who has shown more than passing interest in this general elections, to seek constitutional amendment and get fully involved in the governance rather their continuous violation of the statutory rules of the land.”
He said in a statement from his media office that the apparent usurpation of the roles of both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Police “by the military has raised the bar of the electoral criminality of this administration.”
“Prince Secondus bemoans the damage being done to the country’s military by their blatant and brazen involvement in partisan politics,” the statement said.
The PDP boss remarked that given the excitement the military “have shown in their role of helping the ruling party to illegally win elections,” he was advising them to seek legal backing to be formally involved in politics.
“It is scandalous and dangerous for the county’s military to continue to ignore the cries of the people on the illicit roles of the military in the South South region notwithstanding that the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court has a standing ruling barring the military from participating in any way during the election.
“But despite the provocative actions of the military ahead of Saturday’s election particularly in the South South geopolitical area, Prince Secondus has this caveat for them, ‘whatever you do in a democracy what prevails is people’s will power, not gun’.”
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