Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday dismissed threats by the All Progressives Congress, APC, against the new leaders of the National Assembly as empty boasts aimed at covering its “naivety, inexperience and unpreparedness for governance.”
The PDP also admonished the APC to shed its arrogance, eat the humble pie and get more organised for governance, adding that it lacks the capacity, capability and means to sanction duly elected leaders of the National Assembly.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement yesterday, said the crass inexperience so far displayed by the APC is a pointer that it is not adequately equipped to handle the affairs of government at the centre, noting that events would continue to prove the PDP right in this regard.
“Nothing can be more astonishing than the whining by the APC that the PDP at the last minute expressed its preference for Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively after it had earlier stated that it was not interested the positions. This calls to question the capacity, experience and skills of APC leaders on political matters and we have no apology whatsoever for their naivety.
“The APC is merely suffering the consequences of the greed, lust for power and inordinate ambitions of their leaders. They should note that Nigerians have since moved ahead with the new leaders in the National Assembly and stop wasting their energy on propaganda and blackmails to heat up the polity”.
The PDP further condemned Tuesday’s botched attempts by the APC to close the National Assembly and stop lawmakers from carrying out their constitutional duties, as well as the threats to the newly elected leaders as “totally against the tenets of democracy, the principles of separation of powers and independence of the legislature as enshrined in the constitution”.