Monday 10 June 2019

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Ahead of Tuesday’s inauguration of the National Assembly, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has admonished the incoming legislators to guard their independence jealously as it revealed plans by the presidency to squash it and force the country into a dictatorship.

National chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus in a statement issued in Abuja lamented what he said was the administration’s determination to arm-twist all other arms of government including the judiciary, the legislature and also the press.

The statement issued by Secondus’ media aide, Ike Abonyi observed that the executive is trying to take over the 9th Assembly so as to realize their long-held aspiration of hijacking the legislature which began in August last year during the state-sponsored stealing of the Senate mace and the aborted illegal seizure of the 8th Assembly. 

“Indications are clearly showing that full-blown dictatorship is 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.

Prince Secondus said that any government not disposed to respect 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.

Finally, the National Chairman admonished the legislators of the 9th Assembly guide their independence jealously and refuse to be intimidated knowing that as elected representatives of the people, that they the parliament are the opium of democracy.

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