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General News of Friday, 24 September 2021

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PDP accuses Buhari regime of rights violations, petitions UN

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday accused the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of violating the rights of Nigerians, corruption and electoral malpractices.

It has also petitioned the United Nations asking the body to query the President who is expected to address the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly.

This was contained in a statement titled, “UNGA: PDP Reports Buhari to UN on Terrorism, Right Violations, Corruption,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja.

He said, “The PDP asks the world body and other democratic institutions to query the President on the role of his administration in the escalation of terrorism, violation of rights, electoral malpractices, corruption, national division and economic ruin of Nigeria in the last six years.“

The sanctity of human lives, freedom, respect for human rights, justice and rule of law; credible elections, democratic governance promotion of peace, accountability in governance, economic development among others, which the General Assembly stands for have all been violated by the Buhari administration.“

The party urges the General Assembly not to lose sight of the reports by credible international organizations including the US Department of State as well as Amnesty International, on cases of arbitrary arrests and detention in dehumanizing facilities, widespread extrajudicial killings, sudden disappearances of dissenting voices and disregard to rule of law under President Buhari’s watch.“

This is in addition to brazen disobedience to court orders, use of security forces to suppress citizens, media gagging, and systemic injustices that underscore the horrible situation in Buhari’s Nigeria, as also profiled by the International Criminal Court .” In response, the Chairman of the Buhari Media Organisation, Niyi Akinsiju said, “It is alarming that the PDP has in its desperation shown a total lack of regard for our country. This is no longer opposition, it is desperation. You can’t seek to destroy your own country in the name of opposition, such cheap lies are unacceptable.”

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