All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation has welcomed members of the National Assembly back to plenary with a word of caution against taking any action that might affect the foundation of democracy in the country.
A statement today by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Organisation, Garba Shehu said that members of the National Assembly are returning to plenary at a time when the country is passing through a phase of some surreptitious attempt to tamper with the sanctity of the election dates and the hand-over date.
Garba Shehu observed that the commentaries coming from leading members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) about a sinister plot to compromise on the sanctity of the hand-over date portends a great danger to the integrity of Nigeria’s democracy.
“We wish to welcome back to plenary distinguished members of the National Assembly. We also wish to call their attention to the fact that their resumption is coming at a time when some senior members of the ruling party are mouthing overtures over a surreptitious attempt to compromise on the sanctity of the election day and the hand-over date.
“To the extent that the parliament is the heart of any democracy, our National Assembly members have a duty to ensure that they protect our democracy from the archeries of its enemies.
“It is on this note that the we in the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation call on every member of the National Assembly to add their voices to that of millions of other Nigerians and stand resolute that the general elections hold between as scheduled and also that the hand-over date remains sacrosanct.
“In light of the foregoing therefore, the APCPCO is standing at the side of millions of other Nigerians to say that any form of government beyond the terminal date of this incumbent administration, whose authority is not legitimised by the ballot box is unacceptable, unconstitutional and, in effect, null and void.
“We call on the National Assembly to similarly lend its voice to that of the overwhelming number of Nigerians by proclaiming that any illegal government before or after is unacceptable.”