Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Buhari, APC destroying Nigeria’s democracy ahead of 2019 – Sen. Jang


Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The senator representing Plateau North, Jonah David Jang, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, were destroying democracy in the country ahead of 2019.

Mr Jang, who stated this while briefing newsmen in Jos, the state capital, noted that Buhari-led-APC wants Nigeria to become a one-party state with no opposition.

According to him, the democracy that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, worked for in the past 16 years is dying.

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“I am the senator representing Plateau North, I may be re-contesting the Senate, and I may be contesting a higher position,” Jang said.

“That decision is in the making and the PDP is working very hard to win the election on the Plateau and I am a key figure here on the Plateau.

“So, there seems to be a very deliberate plan to get me out of the way so that I don’t participate in any of the electoral processes.

“I just want to make it very clear that if this is the way our politics is going to be, then I am sorry to say that the democracy that we worked hard for is dying.

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“I was part of the G-18, G-34, that fought for this democracy to come, and the G34 formed the PDP, and PDP nurtured democracy for 16 years.

“But now, the APC as a party has come and wants to destroy it by trying to make sure that there is no opposition.

“They want Nigeria to become a one-party state, and I believe that this is a subtle way of destroying democracy in Nigeria.

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“But by the grace of God, it will not happen. This democracy has come to stay, and we are going to participate fully and no amount of threat will stop us from taking over power as a party in Nigeria in 2019.”

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