The lawmakers from the main opposing party, PDP in Nigeria have turned their back on President Muhammadu Buhari over perceived attacks on the legislative arm of the government.
President Muhammadu Buhari
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators yesterday unanimously decided to withdraw their political support of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of change.
According to the Daily Sun, their action is not far from allegations of the victimization of their party colleagues since the advent of the current administration of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The resolution was taken following the court summon on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, along with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules.
The Senators who met at a secret location in Abuja said they would communicate their new position to the national leadership of the party, after which it would be publicly announced at a press conference.
A source at the meeting said a delegation comprising one Senator from each of the geo-political zones, along with Ekweremadu, would convey the position of the PDP Senate caucus to the leadership and report back today.
Buhari’s administration has been massively criticised over the lack of harmony and synergy between the legislative and executive arms of government which aggravated the 2015 budget crisis.