Posted by News Express | 15 March 2018 | 1,259 times
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government is a threat to the unity of the nation and everything should be done to rescue the country from their hands.
Prince Secondus told a gathering of PDP youth leaders drawn from all the 36 states and federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja that youths should rise up and help the PDP to rescue this country from the APC.
He said: “We have never seen this country so divided by tribalism and nepotism and a collapsed economy as we have today. This government of APC has failed woefully.
“In any nation of the world where the youths are not participating in the political development, that country is doomed.
“The strength of the youth is the strength of the nation and you must take over the leadership of this party. To do this, you must go to the grassroots and mobilise the youths to rescue this country because this country is in crisis.”
Prince Secondus said that APC has visited on this nation insecurity and divisions, pointing out that “Nigerians have never been so divided like this.
“APC has visited on this nation insecurity and divisions. I have never seen a country so divided like this. I never knew any government in this country that practised nepotism like the APC government. We have seen this country so divided by tribalism and nepotism and a collapsed economy as we have today. This government of APC has failed woefully.
“APC is planning to rig the elections and INEC is a parastatal of APC. The Executive wants to make laws, which is not their area.”
Secondus also berated APC for allegedly trying to gag and arm twist the National Assembly, warning that such act undermines democracy that encourages separation of power between the legislature and the executive.
His words: “They were elected from their various constituencies across this country to make laws for the benefit of the common man and not for the cabal. I urge the APC to allow the National Assembly to make its laws because they were elected to make laws. We are not operating a military dictatorship.
“This is not the first time the National Assembly amended the electoral law. They have done so severally. Why is this case different?”
The PDP boss disclosed that eight governors of APC have been constituted to begin to move from door to door of members of National Assembly to cage them not to freely make laws for Nigeria. “We reject that move and we insist that that the will of Nigerians must be done. The will of Nigerians must prevail,” he said, adding:
“Those who are moving from door to door, our governors, ministers, spending the people’s money; are they God?
“You are seeing the confusion in the APC today. They are blaming the IGP and the IGP is blaming them. One arm of the security is blaming the other.
“I watched on the television where they said government vetoed the Electoral Act because it infringed on the right of INEC to conduct elections. Have you ever heard this before? Who is INEC? Is INEC above the law? Is it not the National Assembly that make laws that govern INEC? Why are they afraid of the amendment? We want to assure Nigerians that the APC government cannot rig this election.
“Today, we have several Presidents. That is why the security chiefs can disobey because they don’t know which one to obey.
“Then there are those that have retired. I don’t want to mention any name. They are retiring from active service. Because where they are going is retirement. This new PDP is practising internal democracy. Let them go and be retired because they have outlived their usefulness. They are running around from pillar to post. We will not bother them. They are our fathers. When the time comes, they will come back and the youths will provide food for them.”
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