By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja
The nationwide management of the Individuals’s Democratic Get together (PDP), has carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari for his function within the dissolution of the Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the organising of an interim caretaker committee to run the affairs of the ruling occasion.
The PDP additionally knocked the Lawyer Normal and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni for lending their places of work to acts of illegality.
President Buhari had, on Thursday, directed the dissolution of the NWC of the APC at a Nationwide Govt Committee (NEC) assembly held on the Federal Govt Council Chambers within the Presidential Villa.
Following the dissolution of the NWC, Governor Buni was appointed as caretaker committee chairman of the APC and Malami had sworn him in there after which.
However in an announcement on Friday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the primary opposition occasion described the motion of the trio as shameful and manifestation of impunity and recklessness.
The PDP additional mentioned that Buhari, by his actions, had proven disrespect for guidelines and disdain for the nation’s legal guidelines, which it mentioned, typified the President’s management fashion.
The President’s newest actions, the occasion famous, uncovered a transfer in the direction of instituting the artwork of working processes and programmes by illegality, illicitness, illegitimate and illegal means pushed by crude drive and bare energy.
It additionally berated the President for violating his oath of workplace for utilizing the Federal Govt Council (FEC) Chambers and authorities assets to conduct the affairs of his occasion.
The PDP mentioned, “Our occasion describes this motion of Mr. President, in utilizing public amenities and assets for APC’s Nationwide Govt Committee (NEC) assembly, as the peak of corruption in addition to a desecration of the sanctity of the seat of energy and our nationwide values.
“By no means within the historical past of our nation has governance been so devalued to the extent of utilizing the hallowed chamber of the very best government physique within the nation, the place high-level government selections are taken, for an unlawful, wrongly constituted and Nicodemus assembly of a political occasion.
“This shameful improvement is an additional manifestation of the extent of impunity, recklessness, disrespect for guidelines and disdain for our legal guidelines by the APC administration, whose newest motion exposes a transfer in the direction of instituting the artwork of working processes and programmes by illegality, illicitness, illegitimate and illegal means pushed by crude drive and bare energy.
“Moreover, it’s an indefensible double commonplace for President Buhari, whose administration has been hounding and prosecuting harmless Nigerians for allegedly utilizing public assets for actions of their political events, to make use of the assets and amenities of the FEC chamber for his occasion’s NEC assembly.
“It’s much more distressing that the Lawyer Normal of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, is a part of this desecration of the 1999 Structure (as amended) by functioning as a notary public to a political occasion and utilizing official amenities of FEC chamber to manage oath of workplace to a functionary of a political occasion, in whole disregard for his oath of workplace, the code of conduct prohibitions beneath the fifth Schedule and extant public service guidelines.
“This is identical Lawyer Normal, who has been prosecuting others for alleged however unsubstantiated use of public assets for actions of their political events”.
The occasion additionally said that by utilizing authorities amenities and assets to advertise the actions of his occasion, the Lawyer Normal has change into culpable of the identical offence for which he has been prosecuting harmless Nigerians.
“Malami has due to this fact change into ethically challenged to proceed in workplace because the Chief Legislation Officer of our nation.
“Our occasion due to this fact calls for that the Lawyer Normal ought to instantly resign from workplace and give up himself for prosecution,” the occasion added.
The PDP additional mentioned that it’s much more disgraceful that the furtive APC NEC assembly on the FEC Chamber was convened in whole violation of the APC Structure, which prescribes 14 days discover for normal NEC assembly and seven days discover within the case of an emergency assembly beneath Article 25 (b) (i) and (ii) respectively.
Persevering with, the PDP mentioned, “Such a coup towards their very own occasion’s structure renders the purported APC NEC assembly unlawful and selections taken therein, a whole nullity.
“Considerably, the form of marshal orders and threats which President Buhari was issuing out on the so referred to as NEC assembly with out permitting for a debate was a tragic reminder of his days on the Supreme Army Council in 1984.
“This raised questions on the democratic content material of the charade referred to as a NEC assembly by the APC.
“Furthermore, now that the Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has been sworn in because the Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee, he has made himself a full administrative officer of the APC and as such, ought to instantly resign because the Governor of Yobe state, in step with Article 17 (iv) of the APC Structure which prohibits such twin mandate”.
The occasion referred to as on the APC leaders to notice that Nigeria is a nation ruled by regulation and as such their occasion won’t be allowed to make use of their disaster to destroy the nation’s democratic order.