APC accuses Nasarawa lawmakers of plot to throw state into chaos

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 27th, 2014
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Nasarawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party controlled House of Assembly of overheating the polity and attempting to cause anarchy.

Interim chairman, Stanley Buba, stated this on Tuesday night at the party’s secretariat in Lafia, the state capital, in reaction to police arrest of the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Innocent Lagi.

Lagi was quizzed by the police for jumping the fence into the Assembly complex.

Speaking, Buba said his party was embarrassed at the legislature’s “flagrant refusal to be served with a court order refraining members from interfering with the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, local government election tribunal and other arms of government as approved and authorized by the constitution.”

He added that despite the announcement and subsequent swearing-in of 10 local government chairmen, the Assembly members constituted themselves into an election petition tribunal.

“The PDP lawmakers have assumed themselves the role of the judiciary by interpreting the law and sitting as judges in their own case as petitioners, when they were not contestants by inviting the chairman and members of NASIEC to the floor of the House to probe the activities of the electoral body,” he said.

“Worst still, is their illegal directive to the NASIEC Chairman to declare PDP as winner in the remaining three local government areas which the commission had earlier declared elections inconclusive.

“APC views this action of the PDP lawmakers as an invitation to anarchy, since they no longer have respect for the rule of law and due process.”

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