The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the international community to impose a travel ban on President Muhammadu Buhari after he leaves office on May 29.
Addressing a press conference on Friday in Abuja, Debo Ologunagba, PDP spokesperson, alleged that Buhari undermined democracy by not giving Nigerians free and credible elections.
The opposition party also asked the international community to impose travel sanctions on Bubari’s immediate family.
Ologunagba said the presidential election was marred by a “brazen violation” of the electoral act 2022 and is the “worst in Nigeria’s history”.
“The general despondency, resentment, and anger across our country; the damning reports by election observers and the pervading international contempt against Nigeria since the declaration of the APC candidate as President-elect are ominous,” he said.
PDP Asks International Community To Impose Travel Ban On Buhari After May 29
“Having undermined democracy in Nigeria, the PDP calls on the international community to accordingly impose sanctions including visa ban and travel restrictions on President Buhari and his family immediately after he vacates office on May 29, 2023.”
‘BUHARI’S COMMENT ON ELECTION OUTCOME SUBJUDICE’
The opposition party also criticised Buhari’s recent comment on the presidential election’s outcome.
While speaking on Thursday at a meeting with APC governors in Abuja, Buhari said while the All Progressives Congress (APC) was working hard to retain the presidency, opposition parties were basking in the euphoria of “false hope”.
“A combination of overconfidence, complacency, and bad tactical moves made them lose, plain and clear. This has created more problems in their camp.”
Bola Tinubu of the APC defeated Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the PDP, and Peter Obi, Labour Party (LP) standard bearer, to win the February 25 presidential election.
Ologunagba said Buhari’s comment is subjudice because the PDP is challenging Tinubu’s victory in court.
“It is, to say the least, reprehensible for Mr President to posture and gloat over the trampling of the will of Nigerians, blame the opposition for being overconfident,” he said.
“President Buhari is practically gloating over the undermining of democracy by INEC which refused to transmit directly results from the polling units to its server/website and announce same, in total violation of the express provisions of section 64 sub-section 4 (a) (b) of the electoral act, 2022.
“President Buhari, by his subjudice comments apparently seeks to bully, blackmail, and influence the judiciary and the outcome of the petition pending before the presidential election petition tribunal.
“President Buhari needs to be advised to be circumspect and allow the judicial process to proceed without further undue interference and bullying by him.”