APC’s com­ments can scut­tle democ­racy, says PDP

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Andrew A Agbese

The Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) has be­rated be­rate the All Pro­gres­sives Con­gre Congress (APC) for its crit­i­cism of the ju­di­ciary j over the re­cent court or­der on 37 de­fected mem mem­bers of the House of ReprA Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. A state­ment by the na­tional pu pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary of the P PDP, Chief Olisa Me­tuh, on Sun­day, said the at­tacks on the ex­ec­u­tive arm of govern­ment by the APC as well as the ‘leg­isla­tive ger­ry­man­der­ing’ and the com­ments on the ju­di­ciary are con­crete el­e­ments of ‘po­lit­i­cal ni­hilism.’

“Why is weird an­ar­chism an op­tion for the APC? Con­sis­tently, this party has at­tacked and den­i­grated the ex­ec­u­tive and Nige­ri­ans ex­cused it on the des­per­a­tion of a po­lit­i­cal party that claims an al­ter­na­tive. It then took on the leg­is­la­ture where its cri­sis recipe in ger­ry­man­der­ing has yielded no re­sult. Now, the APC is on a re­newed ag­gres­sion on the ju­di­ciary. Why is ni­hilism the APC pre­ferred op­tion?” Me­tuh asked.

The state­ment fur­ther said it was un­for­tu­nate the APC was wag­ing such a bat­tle whose tragic con­se­quences on the in­sti­tu­tions of democ­racy were well known.

“Wher­ever the APC is draw­ing this in­spi­ra­tion or mo­ti­va­tion is surely far from the con­ti­nent of democ­racy and right within the con­clave of dic­ta­tor­ship. The APC is do­ing ev­ery­thing to scut­tle democ­racy,” the PDP ar­gued.

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