A statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, has said the opposition party “eagerly awaits” what action the National Assembly would take against President Muhammadu Buhari for withholding his assent to the amended Election Act. By its statement, the opposition party backs the threat by the federal lawmakers to override President Buhari’s veto.
“In the light of this development, the PDP, and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians, now eagerly await the final decision of the National Assembly on this amendment”, said the PDP statement.
The PDP said further that “it is not surprised that President Muhammadu Buhari withheld his assent to the legislation … reordering the sequence of general elections”.
The party said Buhari has been showing some “tendencies as a politician”.
“The PDP believes in democracy and subscribes to all its tenets including the respect for the powers of the National Assembly to make laws and to amend such laws as occasion demands.
“As a party, we are not afraid of the 2019 general elections because we know that Nigerians have already rejected President Buhari and his dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Against this backdrop, the PDP assures to provide all the members of our great party a level playing ground to choose a Presidential candidate in a National Convention that promises to be open, free, fair, credible and transparent.
“We know that with the support of Nigerians, any candidate that emerges on our platform ahead of 2019 will clinically defeat President Buhari at the polls and lead our nation back to the path of progress, national cohesion and a vibrant economy.”