ABUJA- THE National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday lampooned the Federal Government over its continued engagement in External Borrowing, just as it warned that if the action continues, it would get to a position Nigeria as a country will Stop breathing, both politically and economically.
Speaking with Journalists yesterday in Abuja after a three hour reconcilatory meeting with PDP Senate Caucus, National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has urged Senators on platform of the party, to henceforth protest against such a move by the Federal Government to embark on additional borrowing.
The meeting which had in attendance members of the PDP National Working Committee, NWC and PDP Senators led by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, PDP, Abia South l, started at 2. 20 pm and ended at past 5pm.
Recall that the Senate had so far this year, approved $22.7bn, $5.53bn and N850bn on different occasions for the Buhari regime to fund the 2020 national budget.
Secondus said, “We are also worried about the continuous borrowing by the executive arm of Government if it continues like this, Nigerians would be feeling the pains on their neck and It will get to a point if we continue to borrow the way the executive arm is carrying on, it will be difficult to breath both politically and economically, so this must come to an end, there must be an end to borrowing. Those are the issues we have asked our senators to raise in the Senate.”
When asked whether the Senators should stage a walk out in case of any move to borrow more money, the PDP National Chairman said, “they know what to do.”
Speaking generally about the meeting, Secondus said, “I think that for today’s meeting at the Senate in the National Assembly we came to interact with our senators, the PDP caucus. We held a very useful discussion on behalf of the leadership of the party. We tabled before the Senate caucus of PDP the issue of Electoral reforms which is also on our minds and the minds of Nigerians.”
On the forthcoming Edo elections, Secondus said, “Edo election is ongoing, the processes have started yesterday was the three man’s delegate election. On the 19th is the congress proper.”
Also speaking on the meeting, Senator Abaribe who noted that the meeting was very productive as issues that will lead to the growth and development of the party were raised and discussed, said that the Senators are happy with the National leadership of the party and they are on the same page.
Abaribe said, “The chairman Uche Secondus has come to meet with the PDP caucus in the senate and we have had a very useful discussion about the happenings in the National Assembly and our role in the Senate and in the national Assembly and I can say that it was a very productive meeting.”
On the issue of Senators not being Carried along by the NWC, the Minority Leader said, ” All the matters that affect Senators were all discussed and satisfactorily resolved. And like I said, it is normal that there are disagreements between political parties and we can be very certain that these disagreements can easily be resolved when you understand each other and when you have meetings of this nature which we have done.”