APC Led FG Becoming Despotic, Desperate – PDP House of Reps. Caucus

House of Representatives members on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday declared that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government is fast degenerating into a despotic regime that can be likened to that of Late despotic ruler, Gen. Sani Abacha.
This followed the impeachment notice served on Gov Godwin Ortom of Benue by eight APC lawmakers, Monday.
The PDP caucus condemned the impeachment notice by eight out of the 30 members of the State House of Assembly, describing it as “an illegality and gross violation of the 1999 Constitution.”
The PDP caucus called on President Muhammadu Buhari to wade in immediately by stopping the Nigeria police from aiding “this assault on our democracy.”
The caucus, at a news briefing addressed by the Deputy Minority Leader, Chukwuka Onyema, stated that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government had exposed its “desperation” to remain in power after 2019 and appeared bent on using any means, including abusing the law to achieve its aim.
It warned that unless the unfolding development in Benue was stopped urgently, its members would mobilise against any requests sent to the National Assembly by the President.
“This is how they want to run the country?
“These are the people that sent requests to the National Assembly on elections funding in 2019. They are asking us to suspend our recess to approve their request, yet this is going on.
“We will make sure that the House doesn’t form the required quorum to make any approvals”, Onyema stated.
On how the notice was served on the governor, the caucus alleged that the eight members went to the House of Assembly under police protection to sit “illegally”, while the 22 others were denied access.

Author: News Editor

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