By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The ruling All Progressives Congress has blamed a statement credited to the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) alleging that it plans to attack the National Assembly as responsible for delayed convening if plenary.
This was expresses in a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, made available to AUTHENTIC News Daily on Tuesday.
“A statement by a so-called “Coalition of United Political Parties” has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration plans to “attack” the National Assembly leadership, abuse court processes, among other allegations.
“Such crude practices are rejected templates of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which the so-called “Coalition” represents and definitely alien to the progressive APC-led administration.
“Again, we consider these new rounds of falsehood by the sponsored “Coalition” as a last-ditch attempt by the outgoing and minority National Assembly leadership of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to prevent the reconvening of the National Assembly and continue a minority-rule in an APC-dominated federal legislature.
“We are in a democracy and are governed by laws. A few cannot hold the legislative arm of government to ransom through their selfish political games,” it stated.
APC said that the National Assembly must be reconvened immediately to attend to crucial and pending legislative business.
“The majority must be allowed to lead,” it added.