The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has directed all its state and
local government secretariats to fly their flags at half mast from
Monday to Wednesday.
Spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, who announced this in a
statement on Saturday, said it is in honour of all those killed in
last week’s election.
The opposition party blamed the violence on the All Progressives
Congress (APC), saying President Muhammadu Buhari and his party do not
want democracy to thrive in Nigeria.
He said Nigerians have completely lost faith in the nation’s electoral
process under this government.
“For us in the PDP and, we believe, to majority of Nigerians as well,
Prof. Yakubu is the worst electoral umpire in the political history of
our nation, Ologbondiyan said.
“Furthermore, the police and the military high commands have been
reduced to tools of election brutality to ensure that votes do not
count. Even the Police high command has openly admitted that the
police is incapable of protecting voters and votes; thus validating
the reported involvement of security agents in the brutalization of
voters and disruption of electoral process.
“More distressing is the fact that Nigerians, particularly our members
and supporters in Kogi and Bayelsa states, are still in trauma over
the murderous November 16 elections. A lot of our people have been
killed and our members are still grieving.”