APC Warns PDP Against Interfering in National Assembly Affairs

The All Progressives Congress (APC) issued a stern warning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, cautioning against meddling in the affairs of the National Assembly. The party defended Senate President Godswill Akpabio, asserting that he has done nothing wrong to warrant stepping down amidst the controversy surrounding the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi.

The warning from the APC follows the PDP’s demand for Akpabio’s resignation to facilitate an independent investigation into the alleged padding of the 2024 budget, amounting to N3.7 trillion. Senator Ningi’s suspension, prompted by his earlier allegations, has ignited tensions between the two political parties.

In response to the PDP’s stance, the APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, emphasized that Akpabio’s actions do not merit resignation or referral to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) based on Ningi’s allegations. Morka criticized the PDP for its interference in Senate affairs, urging the party to focus on internal reforms instead.

Morka dismissed the PDP’s accusations of a cover-up, stating that the Senate’s decision to suspend Senator Ningi did not contravene its rules or the Constitution. He rebuffed the PDP’s call for Akpabio to subject himself to anti-graft agencies, highlighting the irony of such a suggestion coming from a party with a history of corruption scandals.

The APC’s statement underscores its commitment to upholding democratic processes and resisting external influence on legislative matters. As tensions escalate between the APC and the PDP, the focus remains on the integrity of the National Assembly’s proceedings and the autonomy of its members.


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