Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the national assembly to “commence the impeachment of President Muhammedu Buhari for the various constitutional breaches, especially the submission of two versions of the 2016 budget”. Online medium, TheCable reports.
The party made the demand after its national working committee meeting in Abuja on Thursday.
The party urged the national assembly to “thoroughly investigate the shameful act, including the distortion and banding of figures to accommodate their personal interest and ensure that appropriate sanctions is meted to whoever has a hand in the dubious action that has brought embarrassment to the legislative body”.
It 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”.
The PDP asked the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to resign for plunging the country’s currency policy into chaos, an action it said had 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 show clearly that Nigerians by voting for APC have just discovered they boarded a once chance bus”.
“We sympathise 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,” it said in the statement.
“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 that APC government, rather than address grievous national issues created by its lack of capacity to govern, resorted to violation of people’s rights in the name of fighting corruption.
It observed that “the continued detention of its spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, for nearly 10 days in clear breach of his fundamental human rights and reiterates its earlier call on the anti graft body to release him unconditionally with immediate effect”.
The PDP called on “all lovers of democracy especially the international community to note the fact that rule of law and respect for citizens’ rights, essential ingredients of civil liberty have taken flight in Nigeria under Buhari’s watch”.