The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has called for the arrest of a former vice president and Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Atiku Abubakar, accusing him of committing felony by behaving like an alternate president.
The ruling party said Abubakar has been making statements that should be the the exclusive preserve of a nation’s sovereign, adding that it expects relevant authorities to enforce the law on him.
The every single one Progressives council (APC) tenaciously condemns the 2019 presidential entrant of the oppositions Peoples self-governing person concerned (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who has without hesitation ready it a activity to reach in the public domain statements on issues, which constitutionally be supposed to be cool for the duly selected controller of rule or his designees”
APC said in the statement signed by its spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu on Tuesday night. As a Party, APC said it would have thought that Alh.
Atiku who in the past occupied such high office as the country’s vice president would clearly understand the workings of government, particularly as it bothers on national security, foreign policy and international engagement.
Part of the statement reads; “We have noted Alh. Atiku’s incessant habits of releasing statements on public issues as if he were an alternative President of this country and with a clear intention to undermine President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC-led government. “In recent times,
Alh. Atiku has demonstrated lack of regard for the sovereignty of the office of the President and Nigerian government through condescending statements. He has made several of such statements regarding the activities of the Nigerian military, issues of national security, and international relations.
The latest of such statements is the one he made on the emergence of Mr. Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of Britain even when our duly elected President, who has the responsibility of making an official statement on such matter, has made the position of our country known.
We note with serious concern that Alh. Atiku has been throwing himself around as a shadow President of Nigeria. We would like to state clearly that such position could only be found under the parliamentary system; it does not exist under the Presidential system of government that we practice in Nigeria.
Alh. Atiku, like every Nigerian citizen, should understand that being a candidate for an elective office, including that of the President, does not confer on him a sovereign status.
Alh. Atiku’s continuous portrayal of himself as a shadow President under our system borders on felony and makes him a patent impostor.
There can only be one democratically elected and legitimate government at a time in this country.
That openly is the doling out of head Muhammadu Buhari. It is influential to take you back Alh. Atiku that issues of native security, unfamiliar rule and intercontinental travels are not matters to be exploited to reach harmful biased ends.