Yesterday, the opposition party, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) made a desperate, but unsurprising call to the National Assembly (NASS), urging them to start off an impeachment process against President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged missing 2016 budget, and also called for the immediate sack of the governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, along side two unnamed ministers.
But the ruling All Progressives’ Congress, (APC) has reacted swiftly. In a sensational statement through it’s National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, the APC made it known to the opposition party that ‘Nigeria was not a banana republic.’ The party also dismissed another call by the PDP for the NASS to sack any Ministers and the Central Bank governor.
Read the statement in full:
“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 supports current efforts aimed at social, economic and institutional reforms.”
Many would wonder if Nigeria has become some political leadership “war circus” for PDP and APC .