National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus said the threat by the National Assembly to invoke its constitutional powers on President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged infringement of the constitution was evident that the president is presiding a failed government.
Secondus in a statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on media, Ike Abonyi, said President Buhari should quit immediately since it is now evident that he could not hold the government and the country together.
“We in the opposition have been saying it interminably that this government has no direction and does not mean well for the country,” Secondus noted.
He added that even though the National Assembly resolution came late given the damage already done to democracy, the position was a reflection of a cross section of Nigerians and should be respected.
According to him, the resolution of the National Assembly means that the people have lost confidence in the president and he should quit.
He called on all lovers of democracy to queue behind the National Assembly at this critical time and put pressure on President Buhari to leave the stage now to save the nation’s democracy.
“History is a witness that when a government is bereft of ideas and still wants to cling on to power, it resorts to use of brute force, intimidation and harassment of opponents, a quality we have seen very blatantly in this regime,” he said.
Secondus noted that the Buhari’s government has exhibited all traits of a failed administration and did not need to wait for the parliament to give it a quit notice.
The PDP National Chairman asserted that a supposed civilian government that does not want institutions of democracy to thrive should be called its exact name, dictatorship.
He said that the PDP is privy to various clandestine moves including raising a special killer squad to further cow or even eliminate opposition leaders to pave way for the All Progressives Congress (APC) agenda of hoisting a one party system on the country.
“The legislature and the judiciary are the two main arms of any democratic government all over the world, but this administration has deliberately made the operations of the two very tasking in the last three years.
“How do you explain the assault on the nation’s Senate by an ostensibly executive backed hoodlums who not only disrupted proceedings but abducted the mace, the symbol of parliamentary authority, the framing up of the Senate President and some of his vocal colleagues in an armed robbery and other related criminal cases or the forceful infiltration of homes of Justices and Judges at the wee hours of the night with arms by operatives of a supposedly democratic administration,” he asked.
He further called on the National Assembly to quickly invoke its powers on the president and avert further bruises to the nation’s democratic advancement.