APC on destructive march – PDP

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The national leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that the All Progressives Congress is on a destructive march.

It said the pronouncements by some leaders of the opposition party were aimed at building what it called negativity around democracy with the aim of truncating it.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, stated this on Tuesday at a press briefing in Abuja while reacting to the statement made by a former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) in which he said President Goodluck Jonathan had declared war on Nigeria.

Buhari, a chief of the APC, also urged President Jonathan to pull the brakes on his administration’s runaway train of impunity in the interest of Nigeria’s survival and the sustenance of the nation’s democracy.

He said the recent induced impeachment or threats of impeachment of governors of opposition states, “just to decapitate the opposition, does not augur well for the survival of a fragile nation like Nigeria or the survival of its tenderfoot democracy.”

But Metuh said it was wrong to link either the President or the PDP to the gale of impeachment or threat of impeachments happening to the APC governors.

He said, “On the issue of impeachment in Adamawa and similar developments in other states, we hereby restate our respect for the principle of separation of powers.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the PDP has never been involved in any impeachment process and we wish to publicly urge our members in all the state houses of assembly to thread with caution and be guided by due process, rule of law in the execution of their legislative duties.”

But he advised state houses of assembly to thread with caution in their handling of impeachments.



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