Budget Scandal: Impeach Buhari, PDP Tells National Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday asked the National Assembly to commence the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari for what it called ‘various constitutional breaches’ on an alleged submission of two versions of the 2006 budget.

Buhari Reading 2016 Budget

The PDP Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, in a statement he personally signed, after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), also called on National Assembly to investigate the alleged ‘distortion and banding of figures to accommodate personal interest’.

Secondus, who said that appropriate sanctions should be meted to whoever had a hand in the action, asked the Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning to resign for allegedly failing to provide the capacity in the management of the nation’s economy, resulting in the crashing of the nation’s currency to as low as N305 to a dollar.

The party also called for the resignation of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for allegedly plunging the country’s currency policy into ‘chaos’.

It advised the government to stop pretending that it knew what to do ‘when feelers from the seat of power shows clearly that Nigerians by voting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) have just discovered they boarded a once chance bus’.

“We sympathize with Nigerians who are seriously undergoing terrible hardship because of the now obvious inept leadership of the APC despite the promise of one Naira to a dollar.

“What hope can a government that allows its currency to break a 43 year old record crashing to over N300 to one dollar offer and yet does not show it has clear focus of what to do,” he added.