No plan to make Nigeria one party state- Presidency

The Presidency has asked Nigerians to disregard insinuations that President Bola Tinubu intends to install “loyalists” as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in order to impose a one-party state on the country.

Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said this in a statement titled ‘PDP, Atiku Raising False Alarm’.

Onanuga added that because of President Tinubu’s tenure as governor, which saw enormous advancements in a number of state initiatives, his record as a democrat and an ardent supporter of the rule of law has been recognized on a global scale.

“This was responsible for the dominance of his political structure in Lagos and not for any undemocratic conduct, as Atiku Abubakar wants the public to believe.”

The PDP and the spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar had questioned the independence of the judiciary and leveled accusations against Tinubu in separate statements.

According to the statement, “The PDP, the former vice president and his spokesman have become blatantly desperate to pin their problems on President Tinubu and the judiciary, a crucial branch of the Nigerian government, following the unsatisfactory performance of certain party-elected governors at the appeals court.

“By placing the blame elsewhere, Atiku and his group have not been able to show that they underwent any introspection prior to making their serious, fabricated, careless, and reckless claims.

“We had witnessed how under his watch the PDP governor in Osun defeated the APC at the Supreme Court. Similarly, the PDP Governor in Bauchi also won his case in the Appeal Court, beating the APC.”

According to Onanuga, PDP gains are being nullified by the some courts due to the party’s flagrant disregard of the law.

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