PDP Releases Statement on How to Deal with Fayose, Wike

By Post Nigeria June 1, 2016 10:51

PDP Releases Statement on How to Deal with Fayose, Wike

The Peoples Democratic Party, ‎PDP, in Osun State, has on Tuesday, May 31, called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to approach a court of competent jurisdiction, instead of imposing traveling ban on the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose‎, and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike.

This came on the heels of the alarm raised by Fayose, on the alleged travelling ban imposed on him and Wike, by the President.

The party therefore, called on the president to desist from such acts, because it is capable of plunging the country into a civil war.

The opposition party lamented that tampering with the constitutionally guaranteed immunity of governors, would spell doom for the country.

The party, in a statement issued in Osogbo, by its Director of Research, Publicity and Strategy, Prince Diran Odeyemi, urged the President to immediately drop plans to impose travel ban on Fayose and Wike.

The statement added, that there was nothing done to Buhari by the duo, that Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, did not do to former President, Goodluck Jonathan, while he was in office.

Prince Odeyemi, said the same Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution that gives the President immunity, also provides the governors with same leverage, adding that, instead of tinkering with the idea of travel ban on the governors, if any security infraction is noticed, the President should approach the court.

Recalling how the PDP Olusegun Obasanjo-led Federal Government approached the court, when the administration of Senator Bola Tinubu, created local government areas in Lagos State, Odeyemi opined that, adding the salt of travel ban on governors with immunity which is the same as the president, to the injury of constant flouting of court orders by the Buhari administration in the last one year, is not portraying the president as a true democrat.

The statement reads in part: “Since the news broke of plans by Buhari to ban PDP governors Ayo Fayose and Nyesom Wike from travelling, using Department of State Security, DSS, as threat, images of events of the past years have kept on reappearing.

“We don’t want anything that can truncate this democracy. Attempt to strip two PDP governors of their immunity is capable of enacting civil war”.

The party also, called on all past leaders to prevail on President Buhari to shelve the idea, in order save the country of needless tension and constitutional crises.