The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ekiti chapter, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do away with members of his finance team if he feels they are unproductive rather than seeking emergency powers from the National Assembly to handle the nation’s economy.
The party said the move by Buhari was an authoritarian demand that would further breed dictatorship in the country.
The PDP noted that the planned move was proof that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had no clue on how to run the country, and was not ready to fulfill its capaign promises.
In a statement issued by its State Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, the PDP said Buhari is attempting to put on a dictatorial garment in a democratic setting.
“Is it not dastardly for the president to say he is seeking emergency powers for his administration to handle the nation’s economy? Then, what are the duties of those in the Finance Ministry and other sectors involved in the day-to-day running and management of the economy? If they are unproductive, why not send them away.
“The National Assembly, a few months ago, urged the president to look beyond the APC in getting those to handle the economy, but he did not listen. With the emergency powers he is seeking, will he now begin to dip into people’s accounts and assets to get money to finance government’s projects?,” the PDP asked.
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