The ruling Peoples Democratic Party has urged the All Progressive Congress and other political commentators to leave President Goodluck Jonathan out of the crisis rocking the House of Representatives, stating that as elected representatives of the people, the President cannot be blamed for the APC’s woes.
The opposition party had accused President Goodluck Jonathan of undermining his own administration’s war against Boko Haram on the altar of personal vindictiveness and political desperation to remove Aminu Tambuwal as Speaker, an action it said was unbecoming of a self-respecting national leader.
But the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Thursday said, “Every Nigerian knows clearly that PDP as a political party does not remote control its members. We don’t believe in interfering in the affairs of the National Assembly as a parliament, let alone the House of Representatives.
“PDP believe that as elected adults, they are responsible for their actions and it would be unfair to lay such blames on the President. The members are capable of taking decisions as adults.
“We are operating a democracy and there are three arms of government and National Assembly and indeed the House of Representatives is part of the legislative arm of government.
“There are crises in other states and the President cannot be blamed for such crisis”.
On the APC allegation that the Presidency was stalling the State of Emergency, Metuh said, “You know that it is a baseless allegation and not founded on any logic. Those who are playing politics with the insurgency know themselves, but certainly not this administration led by President Jonathan”.