ABUJA – NATIONAL Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP said, Tuesday that it was not going to court to challenge the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC and winner of March 28 Presidential election, General Muhammadu Buhari,retd, just as it stressed that as a party, it would not distract the President- elect, but support him for the unity, development and to salvage the nation’s democracy.
Addressing Journalists in Abuja on the topic “Nigeria on the brinks of dictatorship,” PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh who claimed that PDP will return to power in the next four years, however raised alarm that the APC was plotting to impose one-party system in the country.
Metuh said, “Because we are convinced that the APC lacks what it takes to sustain our democracy, the PDP is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that it returned to power in the next four years to save the nation’s democracy and re-channel our vision of a greater Nigeria.”
Explaining why PDP would not go to court, Metuh said, “we will not distract Buhari, we will help him to salvage democracy. We will offer APC alternative programme. We will be the best opposition, we do hope that the opposition will appreciate democracy.
“PDP recognises that there were irregularities in the presidential election, but we decided that promoting unity is paramount to us. It is the wish of this party that the President-elect will not be disturbed, we will not do anything that will disturb him and we will not condole harassment of our members.”
Metuh continued, “the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has invited you today to address a matter of serious national importance, a grievous development and worrisome trend which is not only inimical to the stability of our nation but also the collective wellbeing of all citizens.
” As we address you today, our nation and its citizens are facing a serous threat. We are at the verge of a quick slide into dictatorship and the personal freedom we all enjoy today is about to be obliterated.