It has become almost impossible for one not to envisage a full-scale crisis after the forthcoming elections in Nigeria. The electioneering processes adopted by the two major political parties in this elections, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its main opposition, the All Progressive Congress (APC) are such that leaves much to be desired. The aggressive style of politicking which is quite unconventional in modern liberal democracy is definitely breeding post-election violence in the country.
Watching these recent developments, concerned members of the public have call for the withdrawal of the PDP and the APC from the March 28 and April 11 general elections in Nigeria.
A legal practitioner in the country, Babatunde Bamigboye has filed a suit before the Federal High Court, Abuja which seeks to restrain both the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) which is the main opposition from participating in the elections.
According to Daily Trust, the suit asked the court to declare that the programme as well as the aims and objects of PDP and APC did not conform to the fundamental objectives and directive principles of the State policy.
In a 16-paragraph affidavit in support of the suit, deposed to by the plaintiff, he stated that the international community is also apprehensive of the violations of right to life and national peace and thus initiated the Abuja Peace Accord.