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Details of PDP’s emergency NEC meeting emerge

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated its resolution to not allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) destroy Nigeria’s democratic values and principles with its consistent breach of the institutions of governance.

The party stated this after an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting called by its chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.

The PDP national publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, told newsmen on Friday that the party would resist, to a standstill, any antic by the ruling party to suppress it.

The PDP spokesman added that the PDP would engage the APC through all the legitimate and democratic means to ensure Nigerian institutions are not destroyed.

He said; “We assure Nigerians that the PDP through all available constitutional means including civil disobedience will insist that this government respect the rule of law, and desist from influencing the judiciary, INEC and our security agencies.

“We will not allow the judiciary, legislature, security agencies and other institutions of government and democracy to become departments of the APC.

“We reject the destruction of our democratic institutions and values especially the independence of the legislature, the politicisation of the judiciary and the compromise of our security and electoral institutions.

“We note with pains the constant abuse of the rule of law, the muzzling of the civil society and advocates of free speech as well as the ordinary Nigerians.

“We totally condemn the utter desecration of judicial values, climaxing in the national embarrassment of the Supreme Court manufacturing votes and relating the same to the APC and its candidate in the Imo governorship election, thereby robbing the people of the state of their mandate freely given to our candidate, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.”

There had been speculations that the emergency meeting is connected to the party’s loss of Imo state. Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP was sacked as governor by the Supreme Court while the ruling APC candidate, Hope Uzodinma ordered to replace him.

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