PDP Faults Buhari Signing Bill In The UK

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South-West Zone, on Wednesday, castigated President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Amended Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Bill while on a private visit to the United Kingdom, saying impunity reigns under Buhari.

This was contained in a statement issued by the party in the zone and signed by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr Ayo Fadaka, who described the development as a testimony of the impunity of the Buhari led administration in the country and described it as unhealthy for the nation’s democracy.

The PDP, who stated that the action of the President was an abuse of office, said the affairs of the country should not be taken along to the President’s sickbed in the United Kingdom.

The party also condemned those who supported the President signing the bills outside the shore of the country and stated “that the action of President Buhari to sign a bill into law in faraway Britain is inexcusable and insulting to the sensibilities of Nigerians and nothing on earth can excuse or justify it.

“The opinion expressed by some APC leaders that the President can work from anywhere, with due apologies to them and their status, is both patronizing and idiotic as far as signing a bill into law is concerned, this is because such laws are to be enforced within the boundaries of our nation which certainly does not extend to everywhere.

“The President can only work from anywhere when he is pursuing diplomatic and bilateral relations on behalf of the nation.

“It is not right for President Buhari to drag the nation to his sickbed in the UK, that is why the Constitution made a provision for a Vice President, Nigeria cannot be restricted to the whims and caprices of anybody, irrespective of his/their privileged positions.

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