The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said three recent incidents had shown that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would never change its style of governance, which it claimed had brought Nigeria to its knees.
The party made the call yesterday against the backdrop of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10-day ‘private trip’ to the United Kingdom without a formal communication to the National Assembly.
PDP’s Deputy Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, in a statement, called for a coalition of political parties in Nigeria to ‘rescue’ the country from the ruling APC.
Odeyemi said Buhari’s trip without formally informing the National Assembly went beyond disregard for the legislative arm of government to “a gross violation of the Constitution.”
He also said President Buhari and the APC were “determined to foist a leadership on the National Assembly so as to annex that arm of government, force a docile leadership on the parliamentarians and continue illegality that hallmarked the present administration since it came on board.”
He wondered why a party that had not justified a mandate it has would be talking about 2023 presidency.
He urged Nigerians to join hands with the PDP to stop APC and redirect the ship of the country to a safe harbour.
“Has the party justified the temporary stay it is currently occupying let alone seeking another term in far away 2023? APC must have concluded that Nigerians are gullible,” the statement partly read.
“Only a president that has no regard for the governed would disregard for the law of the land and travel out of the country “on a private visit” without delegating governance to the Vice President as stipulated in the constitution.
“We in PDP have demonstrated over and over again our readiness to lead the rescue mission that would save Nigeria from her tormentors and save a once blossoming country made ‘poverty headquarters’ by APC. We are only calling on other parties to join hands with us to defeat our common enemies,” he said.
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