The People’s Democratic Party PDP has asked the International Community to impose a visa ban on president Muhammadu Buhari after May 29.
PDP accused President Muhammadu Buhari of gloating over Nigeria’s worst election in recent memory.
Additionally, the PDP demanded that the sanctions be extended to everyone involved in tampering with the results of the 2023 elections, accusing the President of attempting to coerce the judiciary, which is currently handling electoral petitions, into giving legitimacy to an election that was manifestly flawed.
PDP made this demand in a statement signed by Debo Ologunagba, the PDP’s national publicity Secretary during a briefing on Friday in Abuja.
PDP was responding to President Buhari’s assertions that the All Progressives Congress, APC, won the 2023 elections as a result of over confidence and a lack of planning by the opposition parties when he met with APC governors in his house in Daura.
The opposition party PDP rejected Buhari’s assertion that it had lost the election saying that the court will determine the outcome of the election.
Ologunagba stated, “Despite the threats, coercion, and manipulation by the APC-led administration, we are not willing to give up the mandate freely granted to our party by the people.
The PDP requested that the international community impose sanctions on President Buhari and his family immediately after he leaves office on May 29. These penalties should include a visa ban and travel restrictions.
This demand for sanctions is in line with President Buhari’s call for the European Union (EU) to impose “weighty sanctions” on those involved in “unconstitutional change of governments” as well as those influencing the “process and outcomes of elections” on February 17, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium.
The PDP calls for an open probe into the responsibilities that President Buhari played in sabotaging Nigeria’s democracy during the 2019 and 2023 Presidential elections.