Fracas In National Assembly : PDP Cautions NASS Members



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as embarrassing, the  violence on Thursday by some lawmakers, which led to the closure of the  National Assembly, even as it distanced itself and the Presidency from  the development.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement said  lawmakers “are responsible adults elected by their constituencies and  wondered what would have happened if the law enforcement agencies were  not there to maintain law and order”

The PDP described the incident as unfortunate and cautioned that the  parliament, being the nucleus of democracy, its members should be above  board as Nigerians expect the best of behaviour from them.

On the statement by Governor Rotimi Ameachi of Rivers state that the  opposition would form a parallel government if the PDP wins the 2015  general election, the PDP said it was shocked and stunned by the  statement especially coming from an elected person. It cautioned  Governor Amaechi against unduly overheating the system and urged him to  concentrate on his duties in his state.

Stating that Governor Amaechi was a democrat when he was in the PDP, the  ruling party urged him not to allow the undemocratic attitude of the APC  to becloud him.

“He is a different person from who he was when he was in the PDP. When  he was in PDP, he was much more guarded in his statements. We urge him  to desist from utterances capable of derailing our democracy”, the PDP  stated.

The party however restated that it would continue to resist the  provocations from the opposition and remain focused in its commitment in  consolidating a peaceful, prosperous and democratic Nigeria.