The leading opposition party in the country, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has continued its attack on President Muhammadu Buhari for his decision to confer the GCFR honour on late MKO Abiola.
The party also criticised the presidency, saying it has never initiated any programme to enhance the course of governance in the country in the last three years.
PDP, in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, insisted that the posthumous award to the late fighter of democracy does not portray the president as being democratic, rather he remains a human rights violator.
“The Buhari Presidency has unapologetically violated and still violating, with gross impunity, all democratic tenets for which Chief Abiola suffered, died and is being honoured.”
“Rather than apologizing for his roles in those dark ages, President Buhari recently boasted of violation of human rights during his regime as military head of state, including locking up citizens in prison without trial, the same injustice Chief Abiola later suffered under Abacha.”