Opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has been interfering and manipulating the judiciary for political reasons.
In a communiqué issued at the end of its National Caucus meeting held at the Ondo State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, Thursday night, the PDP also declared that the screening and clearance of Rotimi Amaechi by APC senators despite protest by their colleagues has put paid to “all pretenses” of the anti-corruption war of the Buhari administration.
Part of the communiqué, which was signed by the national secretary, Prof Adewale Oladipo read, “The undue interferences by the executive arm of government on the activities of the judiciary, legislature and INEC using the Directorate of States Services, DSS is clearly unacceptable to the PDP as well as the Nigerian people and the party resolved to vigorously resist such.
“That there is serious cause for concern in the nation’s political environment, especially as it concerns the survival of the nation’s democracy.
”That the gains recorded in the 16 years of nurturing of democracy in the country by the PDP is rapidly being eroded with non-functioning of basic tenets of democracy and perpetuation of actions tilting towards dictatorship.
“That the insensitivity of the ruling government to very critical issues being raised by the opposition is a huge threat to viable democracy and dangerous to the peace, unity and progress of the country.
“That the undue interferences by the executive arm of government on the activities of the judiciary, legislature and INEC using the Directorate of States Services, DSS, is clearly unacceptable to the PDP
as well as the Nigerian people and the party resolved to vigorously resist such.”
The PDP also declared that it finds it offensive and provocative, the judiciary’s handling of cases involving it in election tribunals in some states, particularly, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Imo, Taraba, Ogun, Plateau and Lagos States.
While describing the Tribunal judgments as “tainted”, PDP said the judgments are evidently products of “arm-twisting from the nation’s security operatives under the direct command of an APC member remains unacceptable to us.”
“That the party calls on President Muhammadu Buhari, as the leader of the country, to stand up for justice and equity and halt the undemocratic attitudes of agents of government in the interest of peace and stability.
“The PDP further notes that whilst former APC governors are being rewarded with ministerial appointments, their PDP counterparts are being hounded and harassed in the selective war against corruption,” it said and warned against clandestine moves by the APC to manipulate and rig coming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.


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