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PDP take legal action against Buhari

PDP take legal action against Buhari

On Friday The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, the party is considering taking legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order, authorising seizure of assets acquired with stolen public funds.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan described the order as illegal, unconstitutional, reprehensible dangerous step towards a descent to fascism and total a disregard to the provisions of 1999 constitution.

“Already, our lawyers are considering a legal action against the Federal Government on the illegality of Mr. President’s action in the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians.’’

The party said that the President did not have powers under any section of the Nigerian constitution.

It said that there could be no legitimate latitude of interpretation placed on sections 5 and 15 (5) of the 1999 Constitution cited as justifications for the executive order.

PDP claimed that the President’s Executive Order was a travesty of justice and rule of law “as it vehemently seeks to hijack and usurp the powers of both the legislature and the courts’’.

It added that the president also vest to take the power on himself in order to use it at will, as a political instrument, to haunt, traumatize, harass and victimize perceived political opponents.

“Mr President wants to change our democratic governance to a military regime, in line with his lamentation, two days ago, that the fight against corruption will be better under a military regime than under a democracy.

“It is instructive to emphasize that the PDP is not in any way opposed to the fight against corruption.

“Rather, the party holds that the imposition of this Executive Order, which is radically at variance with the provisions of the constitution, is totally unacceptable.

“PDP takes this Executive Order 6 of 2018 as a re-enactment of the obnoxious Decree 2 of 1984, which incidentally was also an enactment under then military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari.

“This must not be permitted in our current democratic dispensation.’’

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