OrderPaperToday – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has joined the national leadership of the party in calling for the resignation of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
The Reps caucus says Malami must withdraw his decision to ask the All Progressives Congress (APC) to nominate a replacement for late Abubakar Audu in the Kogi state governorship election.
It would be recalled that the Attorney General of the Federation had on Tuesday advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the APC to substitute its candidate in the inconclusive Kogi state governorship election.
But the PDP lawmakers in the House led by Minority leader, Mr. Leo Ogor noted that the section of the constitution Mr. Malami quoted does not relate with the subject matter of the Kogi polls.
The Minority leader said it is very worrisome to see the AGF behave in a partisan manner on issues of national importance.
His words: “We believe that the Attorney General of the Federation clearly influenced INEC and the nation in general. First and foremost, the Attorney General referred to section 221 of the 1999 Constitution vis a vis section 33 of the INEC Act where he directed INEC to go and continue with an election where somebody without concluding an election died in the process. It is important to point out very clearly that the laws the Attorney General quoted has no relation with the issues on ground”.
The opposition party urged PDP members not to take law into their hands and sympathized with the family of the late Audu.