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PDP’s plans to stop Buhari’s swearing-in on May 29, unveiled

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has threatened to stop the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2019.


PDP also threatened to halt the inauguration of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Spokesperson of the former ruling party, Kola Ologbondiyan stated this while accusing the APC of arm-twisting the judiciary.


According to Ologbondiyan: “Our party should not be constrained into a situation in which we will have no option than to allow our members to seek similar ex parte orders to halt statutory processes including the swearing-in of APC candidates at various levels, particularly President Muhammadu Buhari.


“The party alerts that such development, which is akin to the infamous order that derailed the 1993 democratic process, is part of the plot by the APC and certain compromised elements in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to escalate crisis and derail our electoral process.
“The power to collate, suspend collation and or to reverse such decision based on obvious circumstances as the case in Bauchi is clearly within the domain of INEC.

“Our party should not be constrained into a situation in which we will have no option than to allow our members to seek similar exparte orders to halt statutory processes including the swearing-in of APC candidates at various levels, particularly President Muhammadu Buhari.


“It is clear that collation of result is part of the electoral process and that INEC cannot act on a purported exparte order to jettison its independence and halt the collation of results, which is a key component of its statutory electoral duty.
“Our party therefore charges INEC to be properly guided by the law in this regard.”

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