Thursday, 15 March 2018

8 APC govs gag National Assembly over elections sequence bill – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ‎has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted eight governors to gag the National Assembly not to veto President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent to the amended Electoral Act by the National Assembly.
The party also said Nigerians will resist any attempt by the APC to rig the 2019 general elections because the party has failed woefully.
PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, at a meeting with Youth Leaders from 36 states of the country and Abuja, accused the APC of using military fiat to gag the National Assembly from making laws.
‎”This is not the first time the National Assembly amended the electoral law. They have done so severally. Why is this case different?,” Secondus asked.
According to him, the eight APC governors were moving from door to door of members of National Assembly to cage them not to amend the Electoral Act.
‎”They were elected from their various constituencies across this country to make laws for the benefit of the common man and not for the cabal.
“I urge the APC to allow the National Assembly to make its laws because they were elected to make laws. We are not operating a military dictatorship.
“Those who are moving from door to door, our governors, ministers, spending the people’s money; are they God?,” he further asked.
The National Chairman ‎described the APC government as a threat Nigeria’s unity, and urged Nigerian youths irrespective of political party, to rise and defend the nation.
‎”APC has visited on this nation insecurity and divisions. I have never seen a country so divided like this. I never knew any government in this country that practised nepotism like the APC government.
“We have seen this country so divided by tribalism and nepotism and a collapsed economy as we have today. This government of APC has failed woefully,” he said.
He explained that why there seemed to be confusion in government was because “we have several presidents.
“They are blaming the IGP and the IGP is blaming them. One arm of the security is blaming the other.
‎Secondus described those who left PDP to Social Democratic Party (SDP) as retired politicians who have outlived their usefulness.That is why the security chiefs can disobey because they don’t know which one to obey.”
“They are running around from pillar to post. We will not bother them. They are our fathers. When the time comes, they will come back and the youths will provide food for them,” he said.
PDP National Youth Leader, Sunday Ude-Okoye promised that the youth would deliver 13 million votes to the party in 2019.
End.  (New Telegraph)

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