Theresa May: PDP speaks on UK PM’s visit to Nigeria

PDP speaks on UK PM, Theresa May's visit to Nigeria

May is expected to hold discussions with President Buhari and also meet victims of the modern slavery in Lagos, during her visit.

The Peoples Democratic Party has reacted to reports that British Prime Minister, Theresa May will be visiting Nigeria.

May is expected to hold discussions with President Buhari and also meet victims of the modern slavery in Lagos, during her visit.

According to Vanguard, the PDP called on the Prime Minister to uncover the true state of affairs in Nigeria.

This was made known in a statement issued by PDP’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Ologbondiyan said “This is particularly as we have been made aware of plans by the Federal Government to use the visit to dish out more lies to the international community in an effort to cover its failures in governance in the last three years, for which Nigerians are clamouring for a new president under the PDP.

“We charge the British Prime Minister, as a parliamentarian, to take the Buhari Presidency to task on its unabated interferences and violent attacks on the institution of the National Assembly, including threats to forcefully remove the elected presiding officers of the Senate, as well as the recent invasion and blockade of the National Assembly by Presidency-controlled security forces.”

Disobedience of court orders

The party also called on Prime Minister May to speak to the President about the Federal Government’s disobedience of court orders.

PDP also urged the “British leader to task President Buhari on his widely condemned stand against the supremacy of the rule of law in addition to records of violation of human rights in Nigeria, including government’s disobedience to court orders, reported extra-judicial killings, torture, unlawful political arrests and detention, restriction of free speech and media freedom and lack of government’s accountability as detailed in report by various international bodies, including Transparency International (TI), Amnesty International (AI) and US Department of States.

“The British leader should also elicit discussions with the President on the recent report by Price Waterhouse Cooper showing humongous corruption in his administration, including the circumstances surrounding the N4 trillion unremitted oil money in agencies under his direct supervision as minister.

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“Finally, we urge the Prime Minister May, to engage President Buhari on the violent rigging of elections under his watch, and extract commitment from him on his administration’s preparedness for a free, fair and credible general elections in 2019, especially as there are apprehensions across Nigeria, that his actions, utterances and body language suggest otherwise,” Daily Post reports.

Theresa May will also visit South-Africa and Kenya, a move pundits believe is aimed at strengthening UK’s global interest ahead of its exit from the European Union (EU).

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