Atiku Abubakar Meets With IPAC To Tackle APC’s Alleged Excesses
The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar through his Twitter handle, revealed that he met with the leadership of the Inter-Party Advisory Council Nigeria (IPAC) to deliberate ways Nigeria’s democracy will be sustained amid alleged one-party dictatorship of the ruling APC.
He said he suggested to the IPAC chairman, Yabagi Sani ways the excesses of the ruling party can be checkmated through strong opposition front. According to him, such a strong opposition front is necessary to checkmate APC threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
“Today, during a meeting with the National Executive Committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Council Nigeria (IPAC), I emphasised the importance of protecting our democracy. I expressed concern over the APC’s actions, leading Nigeria towards a one-party dictatorship. I urged IPAC, led by Yabagi Sani, to rally opposition parties to form a stronger front against this threat”, he wrote.
Atiku Abubakar further condemned the outcome of the off-circle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo State, and Kogi State which were reportedly marred by violence and electoral malpractices to the favour of the ruling party.
“I criticised @inecnigeria for conducting poor elections, including discrepancies in voter numbers. I called for the National Assembly to prioritise constitutional and electoral reforms, in particular electronic voting reforms, to ensure transparent elections and protect our democracy. I believe democracy, despite its flaws, is the best form of government, and I am committed to working with others in providing its preservation in Nigeria”.