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PDP alleges APC planning to arm-twist lawmakers over choice of NASS leadership

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ELUMELU: PDP house caucus warn party of consequences

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has alleged a plot by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to use intimidation and coercion against legislators in the Tuesday’s election of principal officers of the 9th Assembly.

According to Secondus, the Presidency and the APC have been arm-twisting the technocrat officials of the National Assembly to fashion out favourable rules that would enable them have their way in electing principal officers of the National Assembly.

Secondus revealed that and more in a statement issued on Monday by his spokesman, Ike Abonyi, where he also said that the doctrine of separation of power must be respected and guided to avoid dictatorship.

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Part of the statement reads; “Indications are clearly showing that full-blown dictatorship brewing in our country.

“When a supposed democratic government brazenly muscles all the other arms of government, the legislature, the Judiciary and even the press, the fourth estate of the realm, we should be worried at what is loading in our polity.

He also added that; “Any government not disposed to respecting the separation of power and rule of law as enshrined in our constitution in a democratic setting is looking for absolute authority which is nothing but totalitarianism.

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