The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have become confused and overburdened by guilt, following the barrage of national and international indignation against them over their failed attempt to illegally take over the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The PDP in a statement by the Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said with the failure of the Presidency and the APC to sway the public with the sack of the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, they have become schizophrenic in their bid to politicize the invasion, while further exposing their culpability in the sordid act.
“The APC jaundiced reasoning and penchant for deceit know no bound. Is it not schizophrenic for the APC, in its statement, a day after the invasion, to accuse Senate President Bukola Saraki of triggering security issues at the National Assembly, when the Presidency had already ‘found’ DSS Director General wanting and summarily sacked him for the invasion?
“How can the APC accuse Senate President Saraki of causing security concerns by ‘reconvening’ the National Assembly, when it is public knowledge that the National Assembly has not been reconvened despite the pressure by the factional National Chairman of the APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the Special Adviser to the Presidential on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang and Senator Ahmed Lawan on the leadership of the Senate to reconvene?
“Is it not revealing that the APC, in alleging that the Senate President ‘reconvened’ the Senate as a pre-emptive move to frustrate federal lawmakers’ move to impeach him, unwittingly exposed their plot to cause violence and illegally take over the Senate?
“The APC, in its statement, has finally vindicated our position regarding its plans to stampede the Senate President to reopen the National Assembly wherein it will unleash thugs and security agencies to trigger violence, overwhelm the legislature and forcefully takeover the leadership of the Senate.
“Nigerians are now clear on the fact that the invasion was carefully planned by the APC and the Presidency and that they would have succeeded but for the resistance mounted by our lawmakers, Nigerians and the media, who stood in defence of democracy.” The Party said.
The PDP invited Nigerians to note that in its attempt to politicize the invasion and provide cover for the culprits in the Presidency and the APC, the APC has ended up exposing their sinister plots and culpability.
The PDP, therefore, insists on an independent panel of enquiry to be headed by a retired Chief Justice of Nigeria to investigate the remote and immediate cause of the assault while all culprits, no matter how highly placed, must be made to face the wrath of the law.