The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to go abroad following the May 29 inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu.
PDP spokesman Debo Ologunagba called in response to Buhari’s comment that the PDP and the Labor Party, LP, had lost the presidential election due to overconfidence.
At a news conference in Abuja, Ologunagba said Buhari “welcomes the Progressive All Peoples Congress, APC, reckless fraud”, while demanding “international sanctions and a travel ban after May 29th”.
“We have called you up again today to address the unfortunate, reckless, unpresidential conduct and subjudice comment credited to the President, General Muhammadu Buhari which is already causing apprehension and capable of destroying our corporate existence as a Nation.
“As you are aware, the February 25, 2023 Presidential election has been adjudged across the nation and Globally as the worst in the history of our country.
“The Presidential election was marred by brazen violation of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act, 2023, INEC Regulations and Guidelines; manipulation of processes, alteration of genuine results from Polling Units, announcement of fabricated figures and climaxed by the vexatious declaration of the defeated candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Winner.
“The general despondency, resentment and anger across our country; the damning reports by election observers and the pervading international contempt against Nigeria since the declaration of the APC candidate as President-elect are ominous testaments that he does not have the mandate of majority of Nigerians derivable ONLY from a credible electoral process.