The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has called on the United Kingdom, UK, government, to expel President Muhammadu Buhari, who he accused of hiding in England, to allegedly undermine democracy in Nigeria.
He stated that British government should not allow its environment to be turned into what he called “a haven for anti-democracy conspirators”.
Secondus said in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Ike Abonyi, that the President left the country for the UK for a 10 days leave, to enable the nefarious activities they lined out against democracy, to be executed in his absence.
He noted that the final plan for the invasion of the National Assembly, was concretised when the former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, visited the President, in London, last weekend.
According to him, the siege to the National Assembly leaves no one in doubt, that President Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are out to destroy the hard-earned democracy, because they can no longer fit into it.
Secondus also saluted the courage of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for sacking the Director General of the Department of State Security Services, Lawan Daura, to show that Nigeria could not be hijacked and ruled by cabals.
He stated that democrats all over the world, did not need any further evidence to show that President Buhari and the APC had suspended democracy, and were now running a draconian administration.
Secondus stated: “Nigerians and the international community have continuously watched this administration harass and intimidate the Legislature and Judiciary, as well as others in opposition, in their bid to create a dictatorial regime.”
Meanwhile, the PDP, through its Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, has called on the National Assembly, to immediately pull the full weight of all legislative instruments against President Buhari, saying that, that is the only way to save the nation from an imminent collapse.
In a statement in Abuja, on Tuesday, the party disclosed that the invasion of the highest Legislative Institution by agents of the Buhari-led Executive, a few months after the Senate mace was blazingly carted away by armed hoodlums, was condemnable, reprehensible, unpardonable, and completely unacceptable.
His words: “President Buhari and his APC, have consecutively and deliberately put our nation and its democracy in harm’s way; and the National Assembly, as representatives of the people, must eschew all partisan interests and save the nation, by immediately deploying all Legislative instruments against President Buhari, before it is too late.”
The party went further to ask Osinbajo to shed the idea of using the sacked Daura as ‘the fall guy’, for Tuesday’s invasion of the National Assembly.
The PDP insisted that the invasion was with the absolute knowledge and approval of the Presidency and National Leadership of the APC, adding that, Daura’s sack was an afterthought, diversionary, and deceitful.
“The Presidency’s sacking of Daura, was a damage-control stunt and a knee-jerk gimmick, which came as a response to the national and international outcry against the armed invasion of our Legislature by Security Agents, as directed by the Buhari Presidency.”
“The action of Security Agents that blocked the National Assembly is treasonable, and must attract appropriate sanctions under our law. It is not enough to take a populist approach of easing Daura out of office.
“Our party demands an immediate investigation by an independent Panel of Inquiry, headed by a Retired Chief Justice of Nigeria, to examine the remote and immediate cause of the invasion”, a separate statement from Ologbondiyan on Tuesday, also stressed.