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APC Warns Jonathan, PDP Not To Reconvene House of Reps

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has warned President Goodluck Jonathan not to reconvene the House of Representatives illegally.

The APC in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed said that it heard from the grapevine that lawmakers are being induced to reconvene the House.

repsAccording to Mohammed, nothing could be left to chance to a government noted for abuse of rule of law and due process.

He said, “The legislature is one of the last standing institutions after the onslaught of the ravaging Jonathan Administration, which has nothing but contempt for the concept of the separation of powers, the rule of law and perception of the country by the international community.

“For this government, it is power for the sake of power, not for the achievement of anything ennobling. That is why the police and SSS details of a man who remains the country’s number four can be removed without consideration to what the law says.

“That is why public funds will be used to induce lawmakers to sign for the reconvening of the House when it is clear that only the principal officers, and not even the Speaker alone, can reconvene the House before the adjourned date.”

Mohammed said further that: “This President has said publicly that he does not give a damn. This Administration has shown clearly that it does not believe in the rule of law. Therefore it does not matter to the President or his Administration what the civilized world thinks of the country, as long as he can have his way, using all sorts of dirty tactics including unbridled corruption that is the hallmark of the Administration.

“We are therefore calling on all concerned citizens to condemn what is happening in our country today before one desperate power monger brings the country crashing down on all of us. This is because even if the Jonathan Administration is voted out of office next year, it will take a long time to reverse the harm that is being done to national institutions, which have become punitive tools in the hands of an increasingly despotic leader.”

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