The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has asked the United Kingdom to expel President Muhammadu Buhari from London where he is currently observing a 10-day holiday.
Secondus made the call in reaction to the siege laid to the National Assembly on Tuesday by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
He alleged that the president left the country to enable the “nefarious activities out against democracy be executed in his absence”.
The PDP chairman accused Buhari of plotting the “undermining of democracy in the country”.
“When an executive arm in a democratic setting muscles up other arms of government, the correct name for such administration is autocracy and dictatorship,” he said in a statement signed by Ike Abonyi, his media adviser.
“Nigerians and international community have continuously watched this administration, harass and intimidate the legislature and judiciary as well as others in opposition in their bid to create a dictatorial regime.
“All over the world, the parliament is the bastion of democracy and rule of law. Anybody not willing to align himself to them is trying to create anarchy in the land.”
Secondus also alleged that the plan to invade National Assembly was perfected when Godswill Akpabio, former PDP minority leader in the senate, visited the president in London.
According to him, the incident “leaves no one doubt that Buhari and his ruling APC are out to destroy this hard-earned democracy all because they can no longer fit into it”.
Secondus saluted the courage of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in sacking Lawal Daura as director general of the DSS.
He said no amount of intimidation will deter lovers of democracy from advancing the cause of ending the dictatorial regime.
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