The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
The PDP also called on the Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning to resign from their positions due to the recent controversy over the 2016 budget proposal.
This was contained in a statement released by the party’s Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus on Thursday, January 14, 2016.
It reads in part:
“The National Working Committee of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rose from a meeting Thursday (yesterday) charging the National Assembly to commence impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari for the various constitutional breaches, especially the submission of two versions of the 2006 budget.”
“The party said the National Assembly should thoroughly investigate the shameful act, including the distortion and banding of figures to accommodate their personal interest and ensure that appropriate sanctions is meted to whoever has a hand in the dubious action that has brought embarrassment to the legislative body.”
“We sympathise with Nigerians who are seriously undergoing terrible hardship because of the now obvious inept leadership of APC despite the promise of one naira to a dollar.”
“What hope can a government that allows its currency to break a 43-year-old record crashing to over N300 to one dollar offer and yet does not show it has clear focus of what to do?”
The party also urged the national assembly to “thoroughly investigate the shameful act, including the distortion and banding of figures to accommodate their personal interest and ensure that appropriate sanctions is meted to whoever has a hand in the dubious action that has brought embarrassment to the legislative body”.
Confusion arose concerning the 2016 budget after it was reported missing from the National Assembly.
The situation further escalated on January 14 after Senate President, Bukola Saraki said that the budget was never missing but that two different versions were submitted to the legislative house.
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