The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has slammed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, over his alleged bid to change leadership of the Nigerian Senate.
The party, which said Oshiomhole was only exhibiting thug mentality, cautioned the APC chairman to stop such actions, saying it was completely out of his reach to change NASS leadership.
NAIJAROKO recalls that Oshiomhole had at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, vowed to impeach the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki if he fails to resign ‘honourably’.
Spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement on Sunday in Abuja said, “The party counsels Oshiomhole to stop his childish tantrums and get educated on the fact that the positions of the Senate President and that of Deputy Senate President do not belong to political parties but to Nigerians, who elect persons into the seats through their elected representatives in the Senate.”
The opposition party added that Mr. Oshiomhole should also stop exposing his ignorance in thinking that the Senate leadership can be changed by his inconsequential orders as a factional chairman of a political party, when the law is settled that such power is vested only on the two-third votes, representing 73 of the 109 senators.
Ologbondiyan further affirmed, “We know that Oshiomhole is under intense pressure from the Presidency to overheat the polity, distract the National Assembly members and make as much effort to cause a constitutional crisis in the country, having realized that they cannot win the 2019 general elections.
“However, the PDP strongly cautions these desperate power-grabbers to note that their actions have unlimited capacity to destroy our democracy.
“Nigerians have noted that since his imposition as the factional Chairman of the APC, Mr. Oshiomhole, has done nothing but spewing hate
speeches and officially introducing a thug mentality into the polity, while causing confusion in every sector of our national life, including the Federal Executive Council, the security system, our legislature as well as in his dysfunctional APC, which as an undertaker, he is finally set to bury.
“Since Oshiomhole assumed office, the nation has witnessed various unimaginable constitutional infractions, including the invasion of Benue State House of Assembly and the Ekiti state Government House by APC-Controlled federal security agencies, the escalated harassment of federal legislators and persons perceived to be averse to APCs’ re-election bid; the siege at the residences of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by security agencies as well as the recent invasion of the National Assembly
by security operatives.
“While the PDP invites Nigerians and the international community to note the activities of Mr. Oshiomhole, as being directed by the
Presidency, the party hold firmly that they are fighting a lost battle as they cannot cow Nigerians into changing their resolve to end this nightmare by voting the APC out and returning our nation to the path of peace, national cohesion and economic prosperity, on the platform of the repositioned PDP, come 2019.”