APC side stepping appropriation powers to foreign powers, PDP alleges

By Myke Uzendu, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress is in breach of the nations sovereignty by attempting to transfer the power of appropriation from the National Assembly to some international powers.

The party maintained that since it uncovered plots to re-loot the $311 million.recovered Abacha loot, the ruling party has perfected plans to unleash paid hack writers and spin doctors to assist in diverting the attention of patriotic individuals and groups from demanding for accountability in the handling of the fund.

According to a statement on Thursday signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the APC should stop sounding like a broken gong and respond to an earlier alert from the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, who said that the Buhari administration’s N500 billion Social Investment Programme was a huge scam and that bulk of the money did not get to the designated poor.

He said, “It is even more distressing that officials of the APC administration are already compromising the sovereignty of our nation by attempting to transfer the powers of appropriation of our national resources from our National Assembly to foreign powers, just to conceal the plot to siphon the money. Such unpatriotic action is not only reprehensible but also completely repugnant.

“The power to appropriate our national resources is only vested on our National Assembly and cannot be surrendered to any foreign power under any guise”.

The party further demanded that the $311 million be immediately directed to the Federation Account for proper appropriation in line with our laws.

“It is not for nothing that the APC has been riotous since our party busted its fresh plot to loot the repatriated $311 million, and had resorted to vituperations, insults, threats and unfounded accusations against well-meaning Nigerians. It is because our insistence on transparency and accountability in the handling of the funds has ended their re-looting ploys.

“Nigerians have continued to witness how the APC and officials in the Buhari Presidency have been stuttering and stammering on national television since the plot to steal the money was exposed.

“We are already aware of their desperate plans to unleash heavily paid hack writers and spin doctors to assist in diverting public attention and blackmailing patriotic individuals and groups demanding for accountability in the handling of the fund” PDP stated.

The PDP charged the National Assembly to use its legislative instruments against the APC-led government, should the repatriated fund be dissipated in any manner other than as prescribed by the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

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