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Democracy under Siege; APC—political party turned terrorist organization — Nigerians in diaspora

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A group of Nigerians in the diaspora, under the auspices of Nigerian-Americans for a Democratic Nigeria, has lamented the deplorable state of the Nigerian democratic dispensation following the 2023 general elections held in February and March.

The group, which declared commitment to Democracy in Nigeria, made the remarks in a press release on Monday entitled “NIGERIA: Democracy under Siege!”

Speaking, the leader of the group, Prof. Pat Obiefule, described the All Progressive Congress (APC) as a ‘political party turned terrorist organization’.

Prof. Obiefule further lamented that its presidential flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is a convicted trafficker of prohibited narcotics.

He said: “The soul of Nigeria, whose Diasporans constitute one of the largest immigrant contributors to the US economy, is under heavy attack by a political party turned terrorist organization, the All Progressive Congress (APC).

“The democracy of the largest growing economy in Africa is in grave danger. Our democratic principles and practices are being brazenly raped. The evidence is overwhelming.

“During the presidential and National Assembly elections that took place on February 25, 2023, non-APC voters, were grossly disenfranchised by the APC-led government, APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Yakubu Mahmood and some other party chieftains like River State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

“Mr. Tinubu (who was convicted of narcotic charges in Chicago and not qualified to contest the election) engaged the services of the APC terrorist thugs to attack non-APC voters and disrupt the voting exercise.

“The thugs carried away ballot boxes, tore voters ballot papers, injured some voters, and killed some.

“INEC brazenly violated the electoral laws and their own rules by failing to upload election results in real time at the polling units as promised to the voters.

“And most audaciously announced, not only election results even for areas where election did not take place, but also announced Tinubu as the winner and president-elect.

“While the shocked and disenfranchised Nigerian voters bemoaned the charade dubbed presidential election of February 25, 2023, the worst gubernatorial and state assembly election heist took place on March 18, 2023.

“We experienced an exponential increase in criminal activities. People flogged, beaten, macheted, shot, prevented from casting their votes and others’ votes trashed, torn and burnt by the APC terrorist thugs.

“Every international election monitoring organization including the AU, EU & the IRI/NDI rejected the conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the ruling APC during these elections.”

The group, therefore,  urged relevant authorities to use their good offices in any diplomatic or legal way necessary to help prevent those enemies of democracy from tearing Nigeria down.

It also urged the US Government to reject the results of the February 25, 2023 presidential elections in Nigeria.

The diasporans further asked the US Government to issue an official statement condemning “the rape of democracy in Nigeria”, among other things.

“Please, be on the side of the Nigerian people,” it urged and the recipient in advance for kind cooperation and for protection of democracy in Africa. Read more.


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