The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to reinforce their resistance against those it called “anti-democratic forces seeking to take control of our nation”.
This was contained in the party’s solidarity message to Nigerian workers as they celebrate this year’s Workers’ Day with their counterparts across the world.
PDP’s statement which was signed by its national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba, commended Nigerian workers “for their resilience, loyalty and patriotism in serving their fatherland despite the humiliating, suffocating and summersaulting anti-people economic policies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which have brought untold life-discounting experiences to Nigerians in the last eight years.”
The opposition party noted that “the deliberate suppression of the rights, wellbeing and opportunities of Nigerian workers reflects the ugly reality of the inhumanity, insensitivity and callousness of the APC administration which relishes in inflicting pain and suffering on citizens.”
The PDP further noted that “many Nigerians, especially workers are hurting over the outcome of the February 25, 2023, Presidential election which was characterized by multiple violations, manipulations, alteration of genuine election results and brazen subversion of the Will of the people”
The party charged Nigerian workers to use their strength and pivotal position in the country to protect and defend the Nation’s Constitutional Democracy from political manipulators, who, it noted, are desperate to dash the hope of Nigerians for a credible democratic leadership.
The PDP said it would continue to recognize the devotion of Nigerian workers as real drivers of our national life, “particularly in voting en masse for our Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the 2023 Presidential election, while assuring that it will not relent in its effort to retrieve the mandate at the Tribunal so that our nation can have a breath of fresh air which has eluded her in the last eight years.”
It urged Nigerian workers and indeed all citizens not to resign to despondency but remain optimistic “in the hope that the judiciary will right the wrong meted on our Nation so that Nigeria can return to the path of peace, political stability and economic prosperity.”