Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, has advised his party to set up a committee to review the last elections and recommend needed reforms.
YaahooJournalist reports that Atiku, a former Nigerian Vice President, made the call while speaking at the 87th emergency National Executive Council (NEC) of the Party on Friday, in Abuja.
Atiku recalled how the main opposition party governed Nigeria well from 1999 to 2015 and handed over power to the All Progressives Congress (APC) when it lost the general elections.
According to the former Presidential candidate, the APC has failed to continue the good governance of the PDP.
“It is has become necessary for us to mobilise Nigerians to resist the threat to our democracy, unity, and development,” Atiku said.
“Therefore, I will like to propose a strong committee to review the last elections and recommend to the party needed reforms to address the challenges in the last elections be set up forthwith.
“But what cannot wait is that we should not take what has been happening in our democratic processes from the role of INEC, role security agencies and the judiciary for granted.
“If we take all these roles for granted that will be the end of our hard-earned struggle and including our founding members, who are today not alive.
“What can we say we have done to their struggles as they lay in their graves?
“Therefore, as long as we are alive, it is our responsibility to reincarnate the struggle they led that brought about democracy today that the APC government is threatening,” the former Vice President said.