The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the amended Electoral Act passed by the National Assembly as a ‘big scam’.
Speaking during a press conference on Friday, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, opined that the passage of the amended act is the death of democracy in the country.
Secondus asserted that the opposition PDP has rejected the amended act and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to also condemn the move by the National Assembly.
He added that the PDP would take every legal step to seek redress, calling on all lovers of democracy to “stand up against this fraud” committed by the APC lawmakers.
Secondus, however, berated the National Assembly for turning its back on Nigerians by putting party interest before national interest.
He said, “We join our voices and anger with that of Nigerians and all lovers of democracy in condemning what happened in the National Assembly yesterday Thursday and today Friday.
“How a representative of the people enjoying their mandate blatantly turned their back on them and toed the line of a political party interest that is clearly against the people.
“By the choice of the All Progressives Congress to put party interest before national interest, they have vividly murdered democracy by the actions of their members in the two chambers of the National Assembly yesterday and today.
“For us in PDP, today is a Black Friday for democracy.
“The action of APC in swaying their members against the electronic transmission of election results clearly undermines and shows in unmistaken terms that APC is not ready to face the Nigerian electorate.
“It also shows that the dilly-dallying of APC all the while in amending the Electoral Act is deliberate as they never wanted from inception to do anything that will deepen democracy in our country.
“This is notwithstanding that the party is a huge beneficiary of Electoral Reform carried out by the PDP administration.”