The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has chided President Muhammadu Buhari for not declaring the expansion of steady lockdown ease himself.
Supervisor Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, had yesterday declared the expansion in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States because of the proceeded with ascend in COVID-19 cases.
Mustapha had made the declaration in the interest of the president during yesterday’s day by day preparation of the Presidential Task power on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Review that the SGF had throughout the end of the week educated Nigerians that Buhari will on Monday issue new mandates with respect to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The President, be that as it may, neglected to address the country, rather coordinated Mustapha to report the new order for his sake.
Be that as it may, PDP blamed the supposition of presidential powers by Mustapha, to report an augmentation of lockdown and time limitation in Nigeria.
In an announcement by its representative, Kola Ologbondiyan, the resistance said Mustapha’s activity has brought such a great amount of disarray in Nigeria’s country.
The resistance charged the president to put an “end” to the disarray by tending to Nigerians.
PDP focused on that Buhari’s choice was a maltreatment of intensity.
The statement reads: “Our party points out that nowhere in our laws are the powers to broadcast Presidential executive orders to declare curfew and restriction of movements vested in the Office of the SGF.
“The action of the SGF has brought serious confusion in the polity regarding the legality or otherwise of the directives contained in the SGF’s announcement.
“Such powers are vested in the person and office of Mr. President and not exercisable by proxy, directly or indirectly; which makes the action of the SGF a recipe for serious constitutional crisis in our country.
“Our nation is a state governed by dictates of the law, particularly in the exercise of powers vested in statutory offices, especially that of the President.
“The PDP holds that the announcement by the SGF is, therefore, another manifestation of abuse of our statutory offices arising from the abdication of responsibilities by President Buhari since the last five years, which had also become more pronounced in this fight against COVID-19.
“Our party, therefore, invites Mr. President to end the confusion in the polity, arising from the action of the SGF, by immediately addressing Nigerians in his official capacity to fulfill the demands of our laws in respect of the necessary protocols on restrictions and other management procedures in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in our country.”