The major opposition party, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged European Union (EU) to prevail on the federal government to follow rule of law and adopt best global practices in its war against corruption.
PDP’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, made the call when he played host to the EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen, who visited him at the party’s National Secretariat on Thursday in Abuja.
Secondus noted the party ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) federal administration was wont to harass and intimidate members of the opposition, especially those of his party, in the name of war against corruption.
“What we have observed is that the government is taking marshal steps to harass and intimidate opposition members.
“We believe in the rule of law. Let them take to the rule of law which is very key, to the growth of democracy.
“Without the rule of law there is no democracy; there will be impunity. National Assembly members and leaders are being framed. This will not go well for our democracy.
“So, the responsibility is for international community to advice the government to adopt the best practices as it is all over the world,’’ he said.
He also observed that PDP’s belief in the rule of law influenced its decision to conduct credible elections and handed over power to the APC in 2015.
“We did not go to court neither did our candidate at that point go to court. We obeyed the choice of the people. We believe in the mandate of the people.
“Nigerians have given the mandate to the APC; let them talk to Nigerians who have given them mandate whether they are ready to renew it.” he said.