The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of undermining democratic principles in Nigeria as evident by the party’s tenure elongation controversies.
The ADP was reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of the proposal of the NEC to extend tenure of its executive by 12 months.
However, it expressed concerns that the president had initially given nod to the tenure elongation proposal for national and state executive committees, stressing Buhari was only pretending to reject the proposal as an afterthought.
Reacting to the development in a statement signed yesterday in Abuja, the ADP national chairman, Engr. Yabagi Sani, said it was sad that President Buhari refused to be firm and straight forward in ordinary party matter.
“With conclusions at APC NEC meeting, President Buhari has clearly shown that he is not in any way in charge of activities in his party, APC, or he is playing politics with Nigerians and the acclaimed leader of his party Ashiwaju Tinubu who should be hosting him in Lagos in a few days.
“How could Buhari make orders and the governor of Kogi with the APC Publicity Secretary counter at conclusion while they briefed the press, that what they did earlier was unambiguous? This is a clear indictment on the competency of Mr. President” Sani said through the party’s director of publicity, Kayode Jacobs.
“Of course, one may be tempted to ask where was President Buhari when the decision was first taken that Oyegun’s tenure should be elongated. Was he not part of the meeting? Why the sudden U -turn? Why did they want to set up committee again to study President’s proposal?”, he queried.