Hours after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) threatens that it plans to boycott future elections in Nigeria the presidency through Lauretta Onochie blasted the former political heavyweight in the most populous African nation for issuing such a threat.
Lauretta Onochie, who is the Special Assistant to Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says Nigeria would be much better if the PDP as much carry out its threat.
Lauretta Onochie, however, counted the supposed benefit of having the PDP quit contesting elections in Nigeria, by stating that the country would be free from gun-totting, vote-buying, and selling and ballot snatching, giving way to a more credible opposition party to come up.
Good News!@OfficialPDPNig Threatens to Boycott Future Elections.
1. NO MORE PDP
2. No more gun-toting
3. No more vote buying and selling
4. No more Ballot box-snatching
5. The People’s choices will be respected
6. A more responsible opposition will emerge#NoMoreJipiti pic.twitter.com/UfIsjPlwNE
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) January 28, 2020
“PDP’s threat to boycott the election means there is no more gun-totting, no more vote-buying, and selling, nb more ballot box-snatching, the people’s choices will be respected, more responsible opposition will emerge,” Lauretta Onochie said.
Removing the governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha seem to be an unbearable blow on the PDP, who had since the announcement of the verdict by the Supreme Court criticised President Buhari-led administration and the Supreme Court as well.
PDP discredited the judiciary, alleging that they conspired with the ruling party to steal its mandate in Imo and some other states.
Following the allegation, APC has described the PDP as a bad loser. APC ironically stated that the judiciary would be the last hope of the common man only if the judgment favours PDP but becomes a threat to Nigeria’s democracy when PDP loses a case.
Meanwhile, SurgeZirc Nigeria had previously published that eight members of the Imo State House of Assembly, including the speaker Collins Chiji of PDP, defected to APC.