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PDP absolves self from National Assembly crisis

21 November 2014, 16:03

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissociated itself and the presidency from Thursday’s show of shame in the National Assembly.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, also cautioned the Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi from overheating the polity by his utterances.

Metuh described the lawmakers as “responsible adults elected by their constituencies,” and wondered what would have happened if the law enforcement agencies were not there to maintain law and order.

Also read: Tambuwal denied access to National Assembly

The PDP described the incident as unfortunate and cautioned that the parliament, being the nucleus of democracy, its members should live above board as Nigerians expect the best of behaviour from them.

On the statement by Governor Ameachi that the opposition would form a parallel government if the PDP wins the 2015 general election, the PDP said it was shocked and stunned by the statement especially coming from an elected person.

It cautioned Amaechi against unduly overheating the system and urged him to concentrate on his duties in his state.

Noting the change of attitude of the governor since he defected to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), PDP noted: “When he was in the PDP, he was much more guarded in his statements.

We urge him to desist from utterances capable of derailing our democracy.”

The party, however, restated that it would continue to resist the provocations from the opposition and remain focused in its commitment in consolidating a peaceful, prosperous and democratic Nigeria.

-    NAN

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