Tuesday January 26, 2021 5:58 AM

US Scenario: Why Buhari, APC should learn lessons- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should learn lessons about how strong democratic institutions curbed President Trump from destroying democracy in the US.

The party said that it has become imperative that the Buhari-led government must allow democratic institutions to function on account of what happened in the US.

According to PDP Publicity Secretary,  Kola Ologbondiyan, the US election served as a strong lesson to corrupt and power-drunk leaders.

He noted that strong institution would never allow power drunken and corruption leaders to manipulate the process no matter how they try

The PDP said, “Whereas our institutions of democracy including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies were brazenly manipulated by the APC in the 2019 elections, the United States experience strengthens the determination by Nigerians to stand up against such manipulations ahead of 2023.

“The PDP therefore calls on all Nigerians including compatriots in INEC, the judiciary, the legislature, security forces, faith-based organizations, the media, civil society groups and other political parties to join forces with our party in the quest to reposition and strengthen our institutions for the task ahead.

“It is instructive to state that this is the only way to reposition our nation on the path of good governance, political stability, national cohesion and economic prosperity.

“Never again should individuals be allowed to manipulate our system, denigrate our constitution, lie to and incite unsuspecting citizens, promote violence, division and killings; compromise our security agencies, invade our courts and intimidate our judiciary, assault our National Assembly and trample on our laws, all in their inordinate bid to foist their selfish political interests.

“There is no overstressing the fact that but for the strong institutions put in place by patriotic leaders of the United States, that nation would have been thrown into terrible turmoil or succumb to a chaotic order that would have no regard for the law and the will of the people”.

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