It is almost 19 years since the current democratic dispensation was ushered in in Nigeria and plans must have reached top gear for May 29. 

It is a usual thing for Nigerians to expect a speech from the President on that day.

While the day draws nearer, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has started releasing documentaries of what it called the achievements of the administration. 

After it released a video documentary on the anti-corruption fight, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has continued to claim the prosecutions have been one-sided, offered an advice.

The opposition wants President Buhari not to address Nigerians on Democracy Day. 

It is insisting that the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed Nigerians.

In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP maintained that in the last three years, such addresses had contained deceits, falsifications and unfulfilled promises.

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The party notes that Nigerians have become frustrated and despondent by the magnitude of lies and deception told by the Buhari Presidency and the APC and would prefer to spend the next twelve calendar months contending with such past deceptions than fresh falsifications.

According to the PDP, the Buhari Presidency and the APC had, since assuming power in 2015, violated all tenets of democracy, trampled on citizens rights and should not be associated with democracy under any guise whatsoever.

It also raised series of questions that it wants the President to answer.

One of them read: "Where is democracy when our National Assembly, the very bastion of our democracy, is under siege; where federal lawmakers are daily blackmailed, hounded, harassed, intimidated, detained and dehumanised; where strange elements invade the hallowed chambers of the Senate, threatened our senators and forcefully cart away the mace, yet nobody has been prosecuted"