The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the United States president, Donald Trump, to cancel the invitation extended to President Muhammed Bu
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the United States president, Donald Trump, to cancel the invitation extended to President Muhammed Buhari for a meeting.
Buhari is due to America on April 30 for a meeting with Trump but a US Department of State Country Report on Human Rights released last week in Washington D.C. indicted the Buhari-led government of corruption and human rights abuses.
For that reason, the major opposition party, PDP in a statement issued Tuesday by its national publicity secretary; Kola Ologbondiyan, has called on President Trump to note the findings in the report and review his earlier invitation to President Buhari until the issues raised are addressed.
The PDP said it’s pronouncements that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC was corrupt has been vindicated by the US Department of State report that there were festering corruptions, impunity, gross violation of rights and killings under the APC-led federal government.
“This report by the US Department of State further vindicates our stand that the Buhari-led APC government is overtly and inherently corrupt, vengeful and has been engaging in smear campaign against the opposition to divert public attention from its atrocities,” PDP noted.
It noted that the US report directly indicted the APC-led government of official corruption, secretiveness, highhandedness, restriction of personal freedom and rights, executive influence on the judiciary wanton arrests, detention and persecution of opposition as well as extrajudicial and arbitrary killing of citizens by state controlled security forces, discrediting the Buhari government anti-corruption chant.
“The report also directly discredited President Buhari’s fight against corruption as targeted against opposition members while government officials and APC members, openly indicted of corruption, especially those close to Mr. President, are not prosecuted.
“From the report, the world can now see that the PDP has not been raising false alarm on the unbearable savagery and massive corruption of the APC administration, which has proven to be the worst in the history of our country.
“The world has now known why the APC-led federal government has been fixated at silencing opposition voices using the tyrannical instruments of intimidation, arrest, detention, trumped-up charges and media trial, while emasculating free speech and press freedom in our country, all designed to hide their atrocities from the world,” the PDP which recently apologized for disappointing Nigerians, paving way for an APC government, stated.
It attributed the exodus of Nigerians from the country in droves to other parts of the world even at the peril of slavery and death to the APC, adding that under APC, Nigerians are in great pains.