The nationwide management of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari for his position within the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the establishing of an interim caretaker committee to run the affairs of the ruling get together.
The PDP additionally knocked the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni for lending their places of work to acts of illegality.
President Buhari had, on Thursday, directed the dissolution of the NWC of the APC at a National Executive Committee (NEC) assembly held on the Federal Executive Council Chambers within the Presidential Villa.
Following the dissolution of the NWC, Governor Buni was appointed as caretaker committee chairman of the APC and Malami had sworn him in there after which.
But in a press release on Friday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the principle opposition get together described the motion of the trio as shameful and manifestation of impunity and recklessness.
The PDP additional mentioned that Buhari, via his actions, had proven disrespect for guidelines and disdain for the nation’s legal guidelines, which it mentioned, typified the President’s management fashion.
The President’s newest actions, the get together famous, uncovered a transfer in direction of instituting the artwork of operating processes and programmes via illegality, illicitness, illegitimate and illegal means pushed by crude drive and bare energy.
It additionally berated the President for violating his oath of workplace for utilizing the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Chambers and authorities assets to conduct the affairs of his get together.
The PDP mentioned, “Our get together describes this motion of Mr. President, in utilizing public services and assets for APC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) assembly, as the peak of corruption in addition to a desecration of the sanctity of the seat of energy and our nationwide values.
“Never within the historical past of our nation has governance been so devalued to the extent of utilizing the hallowed chamber of the very best government physique within the nation, the place high-level government choices are taken, for an unlawful, wrongly constituted and Nicodemus assembly of a political get together.
“This shameful growth is an extra manifestation of the extent of impunity, recklessness, disrespect for guidelines and disdain for our legal guidelines by the APC administration, whose newest motion exposes a transfer in direction of instituting the artwork of operating processes and programmes via illegality, illicitness, illegitimate and illegal means pushed by crude drive and bare energy.
“Furthermore, it’s an indefensible double commonplace for President Buhari, whose administration has been hounding and prosecuting harmless Nigerians for allegedly utilizing public assets for actions of their political events, to make use of the assets and services of the FEC chamber for his get together’s NEC assembly.
“It is much more distressing that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, is a part of this desecration of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) by functioning as a notary public to a political get together and utilizing official services of FEC chamber to manage oath of workplace to a functionary of a political get together, in complete disregard for his oath of workplace, the code of conduct prohibitions beneath the fifth Schedule and extant public service guidelines.
“This is identical Attorney General, who has been prosecuting others for alleged however unsubstantiated use of public assets for actions of their political events”.
The get together additionally said that by utilizing authorities services and assets to advertise the actions of his get together, the Attorney General has develop into culpable of the identical offence for which he has been prosecuting harmless Nigerians.
“Malami has subsequently develop into ethically challenged to proceed in workplace because the Chief Law Officer of our nation.
“Our get together subsequently calls for that the Attorney General ought to instantly resign from workplace and give up himself for prosecution,” the get together added.
The PDP additional mentioned that it’s much more disgraceful that the furtive APC NEC assembly on the FEC Chamber was convened in complete violation of the APC Constitution, which prescribes 14 days discover for normal NEC assembly and seven days discover within the case of an emergency assembly beneath Article 25 (b) (i) and (ii) respectively.
Continuing, the PDP mentioned, “Such a coup towards their very own get together’s structure renders the purported APC NEC assembly unlawful and choices taken therein, an entire nullity.
“Significantly, the form of marshal orders and threats which President Buhari was issuing out on the so known as NEC assembly with out permitting for a debate was a tragic reminder of his days on the Supreme Military Council in 1984.
“This raised questions on the democratic content material of the charade known as a NEC assembly by the APC.
“Moreover, now that the Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has been sworn in because the Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee, he has made himself a full administrative officer of the APC and as such, ought to instantly resign because the Governor of Yobe state, in line with Article 17 (iv) of the APC Constitution which prohibits such twin mandate”.
The get together known as on the APC leaders to notice that Nigeria is a nation ruled by legislation and as such their get together won’t be allowed to make use of their disaster to destroy the nation’s democratic order.