This is what PDP is planning to do to stop Buhari from being sworn in for second term

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said it might secure ex-parte injunctions from courts to stop President Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates All Progressives Congress, APC candidates from being sworn in.

The party was reacting to the court order suspending the collation and announcement of results for the governorship election in Bauchi state.

In a statement by PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party rejected the order, calling it unconstitutional.

The party also accused the APC of arm-twisting the judiciary.

Ologbondiyan said if the APC does not desist, the PDP might be forced to take similar routes to halt statutory processes in the country.

“Our party should not be constrained into a situation in which we will have no option than to allow our members to seek similar ex parte orders to halt statutory processes including the swearing-in of APC candidates at various levels, particularly President Muhammadu Buhari,” Ologbondiyan said.

“The party alerts that such development, which is akin to the infamous order that derailed the 1993 democratic process, is part of the plot by the APC and certain compromised elements in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to escalate crisis and derail our electoral process.

“The power to collate, suspend collation and or to reverse such decision based on obvious circumstances as the case in Bauchi is clearly within the domain of INEC,” the statement read.