The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party rose from a meeting on Thursday charging the National Assembly to commence the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari for various constitutional breaches, especially the submission of two versions of the 2016 Budget.
The party said the National Assembly should thoroughly investigate the shameful act, including the distortion and banding of figures to accommodate their personal interests and ensure that appropriate sanctions are meted to whoever has a hand in the dubious action that has brought embarrassment to the legislative body.
The party also asked the Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning to resign having failed to provide the much needed capacity in the management of the nation’s economy resulting in the embarrassing crashing of the nation’s currency to as low as N305 to a dollar.
Also the party asked the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria to resign for plunging the country’s currency policy into chaos, an action that thrown investors into total confusion.
The party admonished the government to stop pretending that it knows what to do when feelers from the seat of power shows clearly that Nigerians by voting for the All Progressives Congress have just discovered they boarded a once chance bus.
The party said: “We sympathize with Nigerians who are seriously undergoing terrible hardship because of the now obvious inept leadership of APC despite the promise of one Naira to a dollar.
“What hope can a government that allows its currency to break a 43-year-old record crashing to over N300 to one dollar offer and yet does not show it has clear focus of what to do.”
The party said the APC government rather than address very grievous national issues created by its lack of capacity to govern has instead resorted to violation of people’s rights in the name of fighting corruption.
It noted in particular the continued detention of its spokesperson, Chief Olisa Metuh, for nearly 10 days in clear breach of his fundamental human rights and reiterated its earlier call on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to release him unconditionally with immediate effect
The party also called on all lovers of democracy, especially the international community, to note the fact that the rule of law and respect for citizens rights, essential ingredients of civil liberty have taken flight in Nigeria under President Buhari’s watch.