Babachir: National Assemby should impeach Buhari now, PDP says
The Peoples Democratic Party has descended on President Muhammadu Buhari for his hesitations in the sacking of the former Secretary of the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal.
The PDP called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the way he handled Banachir’s case along with that of the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Mr.Ayo Oke.
Buhari administration has faced scathing criticisms over its handling of corruption allegations among his top appointees of his administration.
For PDP, the President case of cuddling with the officials of the government suspected of suspected cases is compounded by double standards in its anti-corruption crusading.
Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, while reacting to the sacking of the two government officials, described the action of the President as a slap on the wrist of Nigerians.
According to him, “The statement on the sack of Babachir Lawal, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Ayo Oke, the former Director-General of Nigerian Intelligence Agency is a slap on the face (sic ) of Nigerians.
” It is an insult to the-collective intelligence of our people who have waited patiently for the President's reaction on the humongous act of corruption by two of his principal aides and this is totally unacceptable.”
Adeyeye said that the party had earlier disagreed with the setting up of the panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to look into the corruption allegations against the two government officials.
He said such cases were better handled by either the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission or the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.
He said, “First and foremost, we had disagreed with the President last year when he decided to setup the panel headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to investigate the matter because we thought that was the wrong course of action to take. “