Buhari’s Victory Would Have Failed Forensic Analysis If We Had Gone To Court– PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said 2015 presidential election was far from perfect and that forensic and scientific analyses of the result would have exposed its deficiency.
The party said it would have challenged the outcome of the election had it not being because of the states manly approach by former President Goodluck Jonathan. PDP also said it is determined to return to power come 2019 by exposing the hypocrisy of the ruling party through checks and constructive criticism.
At a well attended National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the party, the first since the general election, PDP also adopted the Senator Ike Ekweremmadu Post Election Fact Finding Committee, which recommended way forward for the party.
According to statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the recommendations include sanctity of the zoning principle of the party, biometric membership registration, introduction of direct primaries (to guarantee internal democracy) as well as reconciliation.
He said: “It would be morally repugnant to target PDP members while seemingly protecting APC members.
“All we are calling for is an equal and fair treatment of all Nigerians under the law. Government should prevent the slide of our dear country into a police state by controlling some of the brazen acts of the security agencies against state institutions as exemplified in the invasion of the Akwa Ibom Government House by some officers of the Department of State Service, DSS.
“In the same vein, we call on the Federal Government to come out straight with Nigerians on the state of our economy, which is gradually sliding into recession.
“It appears that the lack of an economic direction and remedial actions from the government is having a debilitating effect on the economy – jobs are being lost and small businesses a closing shop as a result of the lack of constructive economic engagement from the APC government,” Secondus said.