The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus has described the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari not to appear before the House of Representatives on Thursday as disgraceful.
Secondus expressed that he was disappointed that the President, a retired general of the Nigerian Army, was “afraid” to appear before parliament to discuss the issue of security.
Secondus said, “This back and forth from the President on a vital issue as security that is overwhelming our nation underscores our position as an opposition party that nobody is in charge and that this is a broken government.
“Disregarding the nation’s parliament is disregarding the Nigerian people because they are representatives of the people. The truth which is worrisome is that the President either does not know what is happening or does know what to do otherwise he should not be afraid to face the people.”
He made this remark on Thursday in Abuja at a media briefing to commemorate his third year in office.
He further expressed that the decision on which geopolitical zone to run for the 2023 presidency on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot be taken now.
He explained that a committee had been set up in that respect.
According to him, the panel, led by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, has been mandated to investigate why the party lost the 2019 election and make recommendations.