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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

yesterday claimed that the military

authorities expressed worries over an

alleged threat to the May 29

inauguration of a new administration

because they knew that the February 25

presidential election was flawed and



National Publicity Secretary of the PDP,

Debo Ologunagba, disclosed this

yesterday in Abuja.

The party stated that under normal

circumstances, the military would not be

concerned because democracy and

change of government should be seen

as a thing of joy and a cause for



“Typically, with the coming of a new

government, there should be a new

enthusiasm. Democracy should be

about the people and therefore a

celebration that a new government is

about to come.


“I read in the newspapers that the

military is expressing concern that some

people will disrupt the swearing-in and

inauguration of a new government on

May 29. Again, it goes to say the election

Was not proper, and due processes were

not followed.


“After all, what are the worries for?

Democracy should be a celebration.


“When a new government is about to

come or a democratic change in

expectation of a new government,

typically the environment will be

bobbling with people looking forward to

a new horizon and hope.


“In this election or do I say selection, you

notice that there are palpable ominous

signs in the country otherwise if the

election has been okay in line with the

laws and what democratic tendencies

are all about in terms of change of

government, what you will see is that

people will be preparing to celebrate on

that day.


“But what do you find? You find that the

military expresses concern over those

against the inauguration because they

know that the processes that produced

the incoming government, particularly

the INEC are flawed, compromised, and

corrupted as well as corrupted by the

APC and its candidate. There is

despondency all over the country.


“It is worrisome for the military to get

concerned because a change of

government should be a celebration, but

it is becoming a mourning period for the



“That should capture the attention of

Nigerians. Where do we go from here if

an election has been so badly skewed

by INEC, then that should worry all of us

and the question is where do we go from

here?” Ologunagba queried.


Source – ThisDay.




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