The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the National Assembly to ignore calls made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The PDP called for Buhari’s impeachment and the resignation of the Ministers of Finance and Budget and National Planning over the current controversy surrounding the 2016 budget proposal.
The APC made its comments via a statement released by National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni.
“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to Thursday’s comical statement credited to the acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus calling for the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari, resignation of two ministers and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria by the National Assembly.”
“The APC wishes to remind the PDP that Nigeria is not a Banana Republic, but a country governed by laws.”
“It is confusing and worrisome that the PDP calls for an investigation into the budget issue and at the same time calls for the removal and resignation of the aforementioned.”
“In both content and context, PDP’s statement constitutes a distraction to the National Assembly.”
“The APC is confident that the 8th National Assembly will not be distracted by the PDP in its new desperate plot to divert attention from the ongoing investigation into mind-boggling cases of corruption perpetuated under its defunct 16-year rule.”
“Nigerians are still shocked and recovering from the wanton looting perpetuated in the last 16 years under the PDP. We invite the PDP to support current efforts aimed at social, economic and institutional reforms.”
Confusion arose concerning the 2016 budget after it wasreported missing from the National Assembly.
The situation further escalated on January 14 after Senate President, Bukola Saraki said that the budget was never missing but that two different versions were submitted to the legislative house.