The Federal government, Sunday, called for withdrawal of Peoples’ Democratic Party’s registration as a political party.
The minister of Information and Culture, Alh. LA Mohammed made the call on Sunday at a press conference on the release of the abducted Dapchi School Girls held in Lagos.
The minister, who was reacting to the statement made by what he called Naysayers, the opposition PDP in particular to the release of the Dapchi girls, said, “What called for non-partisan celebrations was rather thoughtlessly turned into politics, bad, despicable politics that has no place in any democracy.
“You are not unaware of the reaction of the naysayers – the main opposition PDP in particular – to the release of the Dapchi girls. What called for non-partisan celebrations was rather thoughtlessly turned into politics, bad, despicable politics that has no place in any democracy. At times of national tragedies, countries unite. This is the norm everywhere.
“There should be a new criterion for withdrawing the registration of a party like the PDP which has failed both as a ruling and an opposition party! If a party cannot rule and cannot be in opposition, what else can it do?
“Perhaps we should ask the PDP what indeed the party knows about the abduction of the Dapchi girls, going by its statement that their abduction and release were stage-managed.