ABUJA -Wednesday, 5 May 2021: The Minority Caucus of the National Assembly has expressed its readiness to use its legislative powers to move against the President Muhammadu Buhari in the legislative house due to the various challenges bedevilling the country.
Leader of the caucus and Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, made this known on Tuesday at a media briefing in Abuja.
Abaribe disclosed that President Buhari had failed to guarantee the security and welfare of Nigerians, which are the primary purpose of the government.
He added the ineptitude and the inability of the APC-led government has drifted the country to anarchy.
The Minority leader lamented that from 2015 to date, rather than resolving the security situation, the APC-led federal government had rather broadened the security challenges
“The caucus has taken note and will continue to take note of the constitutional breaches that are happening at this time by the government of the APC.
“We will at the appropriate time utilize all constitutional methods and measures available after consultations with our colleagues, to do the needful to save the country from collapse.
“PDP expresses very strong concern about the ineptitude and the inability of the APC-led government to arrest the drift to anarchy of our nation at this time.
“This APC-led government, at inception and during campaigns prior to 2015 elections, made promises to the Nigerian public, the first of which was that they were going to deal with security challenges within their tenure.
“Sadly, and most unfortunately, from 2015 to date, rather than resolving the security situation, the APC-led federal government had rather broadened the security challenges.
“So, from the problems of the North East, it has spread to other parts of the country. Virtually all parts of Nigeria are now beset with one security challenge or the other.
“We, therefore, as a caucus, suggest that immediate steps should be taken by governments at all levels to set up proper security infrastructure whether in the mode of state police and other constitutional reforms to arrest the drift of the nation,” he stated.
The caucus further stated that , “We have not seen our President. We have not heard from our President despite the daily killings that have turned Nigeria into a killing field of unimaginable proportions.”
The opposition members also demanded for the sacking of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, saying “We, as a caucus, are opposed to the continued superintendent of the NIN registration by someone whom the country has lost confidence in.”