The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has backed moves by the minority caucus in the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Newspot had earlier reported that the Minority Caucus of the National Assembly expressed readiness to impeach President Buhari if he should continue to breach the constitution.
This was made known to newsmen on Tuesday by the leader of the caucus and Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Senator Abaribe has listed the various constitutional breaches which he said the caucus would rely upon to invoke its constitutional powers, should the breaches persist.
He stated that Buhari has failed to guarantee the primary purpose of the government, which is security and welfare.
Speaking in an interview with The Punch, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, said, “The minority caucus in the National Assembly under the leadership of our great party, has the mandate and support of the PDP, to take every legitimate constitutional step to promote, protect and defend our democracy.
“The PDP and our opposition colleagues in the National Assembly owe their allegiance to the Nigerian people and their actions will always be guided by the peoples’ best interests.”
When contacted, the Secretary, Caretaker/ Extra Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Sen. John Akpanudoehe, said, “We will respond after we have been properly briefed.”