The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s congratulatory message to the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Adegboyega Oyetola.
PDP said the congratulatory message sent to the election winner by the President has shown that the Presidency was behind the electoral manipulations, outright rigging and bloodletting that marred the process
This was contained in a statement issued by the party’s Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday.
The PDP said, “Is it not outrageous that Mr. President condoned the electoral manipulations, impunity and violence in the election and merely asked that those aggrieved by the unlawful acts of his party should go to court?
“Every well-meaning Nigerian and the world community expected President Buhari, as the father of the nation, whose duty it is to protect all, to condemn this wicked, mean and malevolent act orchestrated by the APC in this election, but he could not find a place in his heart to do so.
“President Buhari is aware that this election was won genuinely by the candidate of the PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke, yet he approved the stealing of the mandate and had no soothing words for the victims of his party’s violent atrocities in Osun State.
“The Buhari Presidency and the APC have in Osun election, again, demonstrated insensitivity and desperation for power, for which they have little or no value for the lives of Nigerians.