Nigeria’s main opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to the United States to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the pending Electoral Amendment Bill.
Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, made the call shortly after a closed-door meeting with the US Consul-General to Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Speaking with newsmen after the meeting, he said the party leadership told the Pierangelo-led team how democracy had “derailed” under the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
He argued that the judiciary and the electoral system have been compromised under the present administration, and challenged the US to prevail on the president to do “things that gladden Nigerians’ hearts”, saying APC has made Nigerians sad.
He said unless the US monitors and nurtures the democratic system in Nigeria, the next generation may not witness democracy.
Pierangelo simply explained that the meeting was part of her interaction with leaders of different political parties in the state in order to know their goals and aspirations for the state and Nigeria at large.