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General News of Thursday, 25 May 2023


PDP reveals what will happen if Buhari declares Friday a public holiday ahead of Supreme Court’s judgment

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent a strong message to the President of Nigeria.

The PDP cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari that declaring Friday, May 26, 2023, a public holiday as a ploy to stop the Supreme Court from sitting to deliver judgment on the disqualification case against the All Progressives Congress (APC) vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, over double nomination, might lead to chaos in the country.

Meanwhile, the apex court has already scheduled the judgment for that date.

A statement issued on Wednesday, May 24, by the national publicity secretary of the main opposition party, Debo Ologunagba, called on the president and his administration to speak out on the alarming reports in the public space about the moves to declare the holiday, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

The PDP also called on the federal government to come clean on a further allegation, which it said is also in the public domain that the APC is mounting pressure on the Department of State Services (DSS) to advise President Buhari to declare the public holiday, New Telegraph report added.