The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an international travel ban on President Muhammadu Buhari after the inauguration of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on May 29.
The PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, made the call while addressing a press conference in Abuja today.
He reacted to Buhari’s comment that PDP and the Labour Party lost the presidential election due to overconfidence.
According to Ologunagba, Buhari was gloating over the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) reckless rigging, and demanded international sanctions and travel ban on the outgoing president after May 29.
Ologunagba reiterated that the presidential election was marred by brazen violation of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act, 2023, INEC Regulations and Guidelines, manipulation of processes, alteration of genuine results from Polling Units, announcement of fabricated figures and climaxed by the vexatious declaration of the defeated candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the winner.
“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 testaments that he does not have the mandate of majority of Nigerians derivable only from a credible electoral process.
“As you are also aware, the PDP is already at the tribunal with the prospects of reclaiming the mandate freely given to our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar at the presidential election.”