National Assembly Crisis ‘APC can’t handle government at the centre,’ PDP says

The APC erupted into crisis over its choice of National Assembly leaders, a crisis that was further aggravated by the emergence of Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker respectively.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the recent crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) has shown the party’s inability to handle the affairs of government at the center.

The APC erupted into crisis over its choice of National Assembly leaders, a crisis that was further aggravated by the emergence of Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker respectively.

The PDP also criticized the ruling party saying that it is “suffering from the greed, lust for power and inordinate ambitions of the party's leaders.”

This was contained in a statement released by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.

It reads:

"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 center.”

“Nothing can be more astonishing than the whining by the APC that the PDP at the last minute expressed its preference for Saraki and Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively, after it had earlier stated that it was not interested in 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 APC had excluded Saraki and Dogara from contesting for the positions after choosing Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as its candidates via a mock poll.

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