PDP Cautions Lawmakers Over Impeachment In States

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned its lawmakers in the states to thread on the path of caution as impeachment is fast becoming an order of the day in states ruled by the opposition.

The party also described as baseless and unfounded, the warning by former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari accusing President Goodluck Jonathan of intimidating opposition political party.

According to the PDP, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been the architect of its own misfortune and on a destructive march that is capable of truncating the nation’s democratic journey.

The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, while addressing a world press conference, said:“For the avoidance of doubt, the PDP has never been involved in any impeachment process and we wish to publicly urge our members in all the state houses of assembly to thread with caution and be guided by due process, rule of law in the execution of their legislative duties”.

Former President and leader of the APC, Mohammadu Buhari had accused President Jonathan and the PDP of clamping down on the opposition. “Whether or not President Goodluck Jonathan is behind the gale of impeachment or the utilization of desperate tactics to suffocate the opposition and turn Nigeria into a one-party state, what cannot be denied is that they are happening under his watch, and he cannot pretend not to know, since that will be akin to hiding behind one finger,” Buhari said in a statement on Monday.