People’s Democratic Party (PDP) faithfuls under the auspices of the Forum of National Assembly Contestants in the 2023 general elections in Kano state have expressed confidence in their party regaining victory at the Presidential Election tribunal. They assured Nigerians that the party will alleviate their grievances caused by the policies of the current All Progressive Congress (APC) led government.
The PDP stalwarts led by Chairman Engr. Ahmed Rufa’i Dagumawa, criticize the government’s policies as detrimental to the welfare of the people, resulting in considerable suffering and hardship. He however urged Nigerians to be law-abiding as the whole country awaits the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Dagumawa contested for the House of Representatives seat of Wudil/Garko Federal Constituency.
He said, “Election days come and go but the real struggle for better and good governance continues. We (forum of the Federal House of Representatives contenders in the previous general election) are not happy with the way this country’s economic policies, political and social direction is going. Moreover, the way APC Government have been destroying and denying the fundamental democratic principles towards the full benefit of our beloved country’s natural resources through their tired and worst economic policies.
“Considering what is happening for the time being we are not happy with the way that wages, income, salaries, properties value, and retirement accounts are seriously failing while poverty is rising rapidly.
“We disagree with the serious hike in petroleum pump price, and monetary and fiscal policies of the APC especially related to foreign exchange matters.
“We condemned the way Nigerians are becoming totally poor in each and every given minute and international trade and the balance of payment system as well as foreign direct and portfolio investment system of APC government.
“We condemned and disagree with the security situation of the nation. We condemned and disagree with the student loan and serious hike in the Nigerian universities tuition fees.
He further called on the PEPT “to do justice about the election outcome and also the democratic and economic survival of this nation and to look at the very important office in a democracy that is ‘citizens’”.
Dagumawa however stated that “As democrats we are calling the attention of the members of our great party, PDP nationwide to be calm and become the good people who are abiding by the Nigerian rules and laws and to wait for the judgment. We are expecting a very good positive verdict that will enhance the dignity of the judicial system of this country we have very high hope that the court will do every necessary thing to look at the Nigerian masses in totality because they are the heartbeat and the last hope of Nigerian masses,”
Recall that the Presidential Election Petition Court sitting in Abuja had on August 1st reserved judgment in the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the February 23 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, against the victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).