The United States Consul General has played “listening ears” to the main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), this happened when US Consul General, Ms. Claire Pierangelo visited Ogun state to see the governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun, and other dignitaries.
To make their case, the PDP spokesperson, National Deputy Chairman, Yemi Akinhanmi informed the US Consul General of their achievements, while they held power for 16 years, then they went further to report that the All Progressive Party (APC) under Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari would not ratify the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law and should be compelled to.
“I am here in Ogun State on my first visit to talk to the governor among other notable people to know what is happening exactly so that we can suggest possible cooperation between the United States particularly commercial opportunities, agricultural opportunities, and educational opportunities,”.
While addressing a group of reporters in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, Yemi Akinhanmithese about their discussion with US Consul General, Pierangelo.
“The only way forward in this country is that the President should be prevailed upon and let him sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law.
“The bill has been on the table of the President for over four years and it should be signed and as well monitor our democracy because for democracy to thrive in the entire black race, it must be monitored in Nigeria, otherwise, the coming generation will not hear of democracy.
“We have told the Consular General how the PDP has advanced democracy in Nigeria in 16 years. We told her how we took democracy from the grass to the top.”