The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been accused of entering into alliance with some public service agencies in its desperate bid to hold on to power by all means. This damning accusation was made by three-time presidential candidate and national leader of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).
The retired general who was speaking at a CPC Interactive Dialogue with its elected representatives on Monday in Abuja, said the country had been in the grip of bad governance under the PDP-led government since 1999, as it had manipulated some relevant government institutions to remain in power.
He said the only way to remove PDP was to have a strong and broader merger.
Buhari said: “The country is in the grip of a bad government whose only purpose is to hold on to power by hook or by crook— preferably by crook.
“PDP does not need merger or alliance. They are already merged and are in alliance with Police, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the judiciary, and also with the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and pension funds.
“The country is tired of PDP. We are tired of oppression, corruption and insecurity” Buhari was quoted as saying.