From Francis Nansak, Lafia
Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), in Nasarawa State, Francis Orogu, has likened the actions of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshomole, towards his plans to force Senate president, Bukola Saraki out of office as a coup against the institution of democracy in the country.
Orogun said the actions of Oshiomhole, a former labour Leader, who rose to become Governor has become rather provocative, accusing him of heating up an already tensed polity, instead of building on the existing democratic practice, adding that Oshiomhole has created fear on the cooperate existence of the country, where citizens already live in fear.
Orogu said this on Wednesday in Lafia, when he received a governorship aspirant of the party, Senator Philip Aruwa Gyunka, who formerly presented his letter of intent to the State Working Committee.
According to him “Oshiomhole who has held the position of a national leader of NLC, before his election as Governor, ought to have known that his recent remarks on the position of the senators at the National Assembly are more or less staging a coup against democracy.”
The aspirant, Senator Philip Gyunka, said the situation at the moment, where Nigeria Senators are harassed and threatens by the ruling APC led government, has forced them to be on vigil.
“We the PDP senators are on vigil, as you no longer know who is after you, yet the same government is expecting the same Assembly to deliberate on a key national issue as INEC budget for 2019 election,” he stated.
He said as a loyal PDP card carrying member, who has never had any reason for leaving the party to another platform, from his days as a State legislator and even when the party was in court, he sees himself as most qualified to be given a chance to govern the State come 2019, adding that he has the required experience and pedigree to lead the State out of its present situation.