The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday condemned the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) for eroding the gains of democracy made under its 16 years rule.
Arising from its 65th meeting, the PDP BoT said it would stand by its members, especially those whose mandates were allegedly stolen in the just concluded General Election.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, Chairman of the BoT Chairman, Walid Jubrin congratulated the party and all the candidates that participated in the 2019 elections under the platform of PDP, despite the militarization of the elections.
He said: “The BOT hereby wish to congratulate our great party and all our candidates, who participated in the 2019 elections, for bracing the odds and strengthening democratic rules and culture in spite of the unprecedented level of militarization, which runs clearly against the letters and spirit of the judgment of the Supreme Court that says the military has no business in the conduct of elections.
“The BOT also wishes to assure Nigerians and all members of our great party, especially those whose mandate were openly stolen, that the BOT stands by them at all times to reclaim the mandate freely given to them by the good people of Nigeria.
“The BoT notes with dismay, the systematic erosion of the gains made under the PDP administration in enhancing the credibility of the electoral process over the years, and frowns at the way all those gains are being distorted and eroded by the present administration.
“The BoT calls on all Nigerians, especially our teeming PDP supporters to stay calm and be law-abiding, as we believe justice will take its proper place despite the traumatization of the judicial arm of government by the present administration.”
OWEDE AGBAJILEKE, Abuja