Re-election: Buhari Made 'A Desperate Declaration', PDP Says

Henrietta Strickland
April 15, 2018

"PDP demands that the National Assembly save the nation from an imminent constitutional crisis by immediately commencing processes to address the current power vacuum in the country, following President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to embark on a private trip overseas without officially transmitting power to the Vice President".

Recall that President Buhari is in the British capital for an official visit to the United Kingdom where he will hold discussions on Nigeria - British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May.

"There is no doubt that the President is good enough to be considered for a second term".

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said he made a decision to seek re-election in 2019 because majority of Nigerians were appreciative of his efforts to reposition the country.

"I declared before leaving home because Nigerians were talking too much about whether I would run or not".

The PDP spokesman said, "Once politicking starts, every apparatus of government takes the back seat".

All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari's declaration to seek a second term and challenged him to a debate on their respective visions for the country.

In a statement signed by the party's image maker, Kola Ologbondiyan on Thursday, the party noted that the failure to transmit a letter to the lawmakers without allegedly transferring power to the Vice President portend a constitutional crisis if not well handled.

"I am so pleased", the President said.

Ologbondiyan added President Buhari would not have bothered to make a declaration if the APC was listening to the drumbeats on the streets.

The Rights group said the social contract binding Nigerians and the President as the elected head of government is valid only between the electorate and the person wielding the constitutional powers of the President of Nigeria for a given term usually donated through free, fair and transparent electoral process in a General election that is democratically conducted and supervision by members of the worldwide community and the organised Civil society community within Nigeria.

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