A militant group named the 21st Century Youths has joined
Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation earlier said that Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party should step down and endorse President Buhari’s re-election bid.
But the Presidential Campaign Organisation of People’s Democratic Party, PPCO, reacted by telling Keyamo that it will be impossible for Atiku to step down because of the overwhelming support it is having from the majority of Nigerians.
In a press statement Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson of the Presidential Campaign Organisation of People’s Democratic Party said that President Buhari should not set Nigeria on fire because he won’t be the first President to be defeated.
He also said Nigerians are not ready to surrender these freedoms and rights to neo-totalitarianism or allow anybody even if it is the President.
Ologbondiyan statement was: “We want the Buhari Presidency to note that it is preposterous for anybody, no matter how highly placed, to think that our great party, the PDP and our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who enjoys the support of overwhelming majority of Nigerians, can be subdued out of the political space in our country.
“Our heroes past fought against colonialism and won. Our modern heroes fought the military and gained today’s democracy for our nation so that every Nigerian can enjoy freedoms and rights as guaranteed in the 1999 Constitution (as amended). Nigerians are therefore not ready to surrender these freedoms and rights to neo-totalitarianism or allow anybody to suppress them in their own land.
“We, therefore, counsel President Buhari to tame his desperation for power. Our nation has had many Presidents before President Buhari and there will be many more after him.
“President Buhari will not be the first President to be defeated in an election as such he should not set our nation on fire just because he is feeling the air of rejection due to his incompetence and the gale of corruption in his administration.
“Our party is courageously going into the general elections with the support of the overwhelming majority of Nigerians and they are not ready to accept any result that does not reflect their already expressed wishes