The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the call by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on the National Assembly to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan as not only 'recklessly infantile, but the riddled with antics of destabilisation.'
Following reports which suggested that a construction company had donated a church building to Jonathan's community, the ACN had called on the National Assembly to impeach Jonathan, alleging abuse of office.
Reacting to ACN's call, however, national publicity secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, said the opposition party's incessant destructive comments had destabilizing tendencies.
“The strength of any viable democracy lies in the mettle of a credible opposition ; the PDP welcomes this. However, where the opposition is engrossed in making a mountain out of a mole hill and ceaselessly creating an imaginary tiger in the neighbourhood, it leaves no one in doubt that it is committed to a hidden agenda that neither benefits the nation nor ennobles the people.
“What is ACN's agenda? Is it to destabilise the Federal Government and hasten the quest for a divided nation? Is it to gain what the opposition in their collective whole failed to achieve in April 2011 presidential election? Or still, is it a vengeance for the inability of the opposition to win successive governorship elections, the nullification of some of which was achieved via judgements with questionable trends,” the PDP queried.
While urging the ACN not to distract the National Assembly, the PDP demanded from the ACN a proof to Nigerians that the rehabilitation a of a community church by a construction company, an act which ordinarily falls under community relations, has personally benefited the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We are not surprised the ACN is losing sleep over the maturity and stability that the National Assembly led by our great party has gained in the last few years, much less its smooth working relationship with the executive.