PDP senators say party will no longer cooperate with APC-led administration
The Peoples Democratic Party senators have decided to turn their back on President Muhammadu Buhari administration following with they described as abrasive attitude to the party members.
The PDP senators said Wednesday that the caucus would no longer cooperate with the All Progressives Congress-led administration until it ceases the belligerent attitude towards the party members.
The caucus in a statement co-signed by the PDP Principal Officers in the Senate, condemned in totality the orchestrated plot to remove the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, through illegal means.
In statement read by Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, the lawmakers asked the anti-graft agency to investigate the campaign fund of all political parties in the country.
The statement reads: “We the PDP Senators met in our Caucus meeting yesterday 21st June, 2016 and deliberated on the State of the Nation, and to examine our position on unwarranted threats to the legislative arm of government, particularly to the Senate leadership by the executive arm, as well as the ongoing intimidation/persecution of the opposition party (PDP) by the ruling party (APC).
“Arising from the forgoing, the caucus passed the following resolutions.
“Condemn in totality the orchestrated plot to remove the President of the Senate and his Deputy, through an illegal means. The deployment of State instruments of coercion to intimidate an independent arm of government like the legislature is now a major threat to the survival of our democracy.
“The glaring witch hunt of perceived opposition elements in the polity is invitation to anarchy.
“The war against corruption should not be selective, must be fought with sincerity and not the politics that is being played now with 'war against corruption'. We therefore condemn in strong terms the sentiments displayed in fighting corruption. e.g. freezing of account of the Ekiti State Governor, is clearly a political witch hunt.
“ii. Since the war against corruption has devolved into probing campaign funds, it should be extended to all parties, APC inclusive.
“The PDP Senate Caucus therefore wish to warn the Executive arm of government to act with caution on matters that have the potency to subvert our democracy. The Executive must therefore desist from these acts of lawlessness that are only typical in a military dictatorship.
“The caucus therefore wish to advise the APC led government to concentrate on the existing economic and security challenges that are threatening our survival as a nation.
“Finally, the PDP Caucus wish to reiterate that we will no longer support the APC government until they cease the belligerent attitude towards PDP members.”