- The Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG), have raised an alarm over alleged plans to destabilize the National Assembly
- The group singled out Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, in the alleged plot
- The group consists mainly of House of Representatives members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
House of Representatives lawmakers under the aegis of Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG) on Sunday, August 5, accused Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, of sponsoring some of their party's senators to cause chaos and instability in the National Assembly.
Briefing journalists in Abuja, PDG spokesman, Timothy Golu (PDP, Plateau), alleged that the senators have been offered huge money by Osinbajo and Oshiomhole.
“These APC senators who were offered huge sums of money by Osinbajo and Oshiomhole, have resolved to clamp down on the lawmakers that recently defected from the APC to the PDP.
“We hereby advise the vice president not to allow himself to be used to desecrate the institution of the National Assembly or to perpetuate any illegality under his watch as the acting president,” Golu said.
The lawmakers said they were dismayed that Osinbajo and Oshiomhole could dole out such huge sums of money from government coffers to sway senators and members of the House of Representatives against the the leadership of the two chambers.
The group expressed concern that the attempt by the APC-led government to muzzle the opposition portends grave danger for Nigeria's democracy, warning that “PDG will resist such extreme plot by desperate politicians.”
It also called on Nigerians to uphold the integrity, sanctity and independence of the National Assembly to ensure that all members freely associate with political parties that will enable them deliver the dividends of democracy to their constituents.
Osinbajo recently had a meeting with the Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio at the State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja, as rumours of the former Akwa Ibom governor defecting to the APC gains ground.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP made frantic efforts to dissuade Senator Akpabio from defecting to the APC but to no avail.
The senator is reported to have fallen out with his successor, Governor Udom Emmanuel, and the PDP is poised to lose him to the ruling party.
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