PDP accuses presidency of claiming National Assembly’s ‘achievements’

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus
PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised the Muhammadu Buhari presidency for appropriating what it said were the achievements of the National Assembly., and listing them as those done by the president.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang, on Friday announced that President Buhari had signed a bill into law which allows the independence of the state judiciary in several ways.

Mr Enang said the bill grants full autonomy to the judiciary and the Houses of Assembly at the state level.

The PDP, in a statement by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the attempt by the presidency to ascribe the credit to the president was despicable.

This, the PDP also said, confirms its earlier claim that the presidency is used to dishing out fictitious achievements and false performance indices to deceive Nigerians ahead of 2019 general election.

“The party notes that neither the presidency nor the president himself, made any input in support of these amendments.

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“It is instructive to note that none of the amendments stem from any executive bill and that the Buhari Presidency has never initiated any programme to enhance the course of governance in our country in the last three years,” the opposition party said.

The party said Mr. President’s handlers are subjecting him to public ridicule “of commissioning projects executed by other leaders”.

The PDP however, commended the National Assembly and state houses of assembly for their “resilience in enhancing democratic practice”.

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