Abuja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the rowdy session which occurred in the House of Representatives on Thursday.
The opposition party described the fracas as a show of shame and national embarrassment.
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The party also questioned President Muhammadu Buhari and his party's commitment to democracy, unity and the stability of the country. The Al Progressives Congress has been blamed for the brawl
The barbaric attempt to physically assault a duly elected Speaker, seize the mace, the authority of the House, is a direct attack on the Nigerian Parliament which embodies the supremacy of the people and our freedom as a democratic nation, PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh, said.
The party said what Nigerians witnessed in the House on Thursday clearly underscored the fact that the APC had exhausted its excuses and now imported its internal contradictions into an independent arm of government as a way to further cover its lack of ideas for governance.
The party alerted that intelligence available to it shows that the brawling APC lawmakers ostensibly acted on instructions from the Presidency.
The PDP claimed the conduct from the APC lawmakers came as no surprise given that they were bred and nurtured under a political platform that lacks discipline and thrives on violence as an unwritten manifesto.
We state unequivocally that the onus lies on President Buhari to ensure that all democratic institutions are harnessed for effectiveness."
- CAJ News