The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organization, PPCO, on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s desperation to remain in power was a major threat to Nigeria’s peace and unity.
Against the backdrop of its claim, PPCO urged the Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee, the United Nations and all world leaders to save Nigeria from “imminent collapse by immediately calling President Muhammadu Buhari to order, if we must have peaceful, free, fair and credible general elections in February.”
PPCO gave the call in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The statement reads: “We want the whole world to know that Nigeria is in a perilous time. President Muhammadu Buhari’s desperation for self-succession has become
the major threat to our national unity, stability and peaceful electoral process.
“Having realized that Nigerians are rallying behind our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as their next President, the Buhari Presidency is now seeking ways to enmesh the electoral process in crisis.
“The Buhari Presidency has been overheating the polity with its unending manipulations of INEC, muzzling of free speech and escalated clampdown on opposition and Civil Society Organizations and we insist that such must stop if we must have a peaceful election.”