Save Nigeria's democracy from sliding into a one party state. This is the cry of staff of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday as they called on the police to reopen the National Secretariat of the party. The PDP staff said there was no court order for the sealing of the secretariat.
In a communiqué at the end of their meeting, Secretary of the PDP Staff Welfare Forum, Dan Ochubaiye, also appealed to the judiciary to “speedily dispense justice regarding pending PDP cases before the court in order to save our democracy from gradually degenerating into a one party state.”
According to the secretary, the “meeting discussed various issues affecting the party, the continuous shutdown of its national secretariat by the police, the delay by the court in dispensing justice regarding the leadership crisis in the party and the general welfare of staff.
“No court in the country gave the order for the lockdown of the PDP National Secretariat by the Police and, therefore, we demanded the immediate and unconditional reopening of the secretariat to allow staff gain entrance into their offices for routine party activities.
"It is only fair and just for the staff to be allowed into their offices while the police is duty bound to provide adequate security for them as provided by the Nigerian constitution.”