‘Party That Can’t Govern Its Affairs Shouldn’t Dictate To Senate’ – APC Knocks PDP Over Call For Akpabio’s Resignation

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has a again cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against meddling in the affairs of the National Assembly.

According to APC, the Senate president, Godswill Akpabio has done nothing to warrant quitting his position over the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi of Bauchi Central.

Recall that the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in support Ningi’s budget padding claim, asked the Senate President to step down for an independent probe to be conducted on the alleged N3.7tn padding of the 2024 budget.

However, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, reacting to the development via a Friday statement, argued that Akpabio has not done anything unusual to make him step down from his duties as Senate President.

The APC claimed that it was laughable that the PDP was demanding that Akpabio surrenders himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), whilst being a corrupt party.

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His words, “The PDP should quit being a meddlesome interloper, expend its lean energy on revamping its decrepit institution, and leave the Senate to carry on with its important role of deepening our democracy and stabilising our dear nation.

“It is rather ridiculous that the PDP that is unable to govern itself would seek to dictate to the Senate how it should conduct its proceedings and handle internal matters of discipline of its members.

“Exactly how is the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi without first referring the matter to a Senate standing committee proof of a cover up? Contrary to the PDP’s twisted argument, the Senate neither violated its standing rules and orders nor the Constitution by not referring the matter to a relevant committee.

“It is eerily comical that the PDP, a party with a sordid legacy of monumental corruption would suggest that the President of the Senate should turn himself to anti-graft agencies for investigation. The PDP should lead by example and heed its own call.”