OrderPaperToday – The All Progressive Congress (APC) caucus in the Senate has vowed to resist any blame game and threats of “constitutional measures” against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The caucus led by the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi, on Wednesday, said that Nigeria is safe under President Buhari.
The APC caucus said this during a press briefing in response to a media briefing by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) caucus of the National Assembly, led by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Tuesday.
The Senate Leader stated that Buhari is in charge of government and is discharging his duties conscientiously and patriotically, adding that the President doing his best to reduce the pains of the economic downturn on ordinary Nigerians.
“It must be noted that the global economy is in turmoil triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and Nigeria’s is not an exception. The Federal Government is aware of the challenges and is working to massively get the economy working for Nigerians through agricultural intervention projects, infrastructure development projects and social interventions to reduce the pains of the economic downturn on ordinary Nigerians”, Abubakar said.
While defending Buhari, he stated that the unfortunate state of insecurity; for which the Senate has continuously debated and issued resolutions to support the actions of the executive under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari in the overriding interest of the public, is too delicate to play with.
“We wish to remind them that blame game and threats of “constitutional measures” are unwelcome and will not help in any form to address the challenges the nation currently faces” he stated.
The APC caucus called on all Nigerians to join hands in proffering solutions to the hydra-headed security challenges and assured Nigerians, and the international community that the rule of law will be respected and the rights to political opposition guaranteed.
“We ask for support and continuous constructive criticisms as envisaged by the tenets of our participatory democracy”, Senate Leader concluded.