The All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the call by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The PDP attacked the president after the senate accused the presidency of altering the 2016 budget.
In a statement on Thursday, PDP asked National Assembly to impeach Buhari, and called for resignation of the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, and budget and national planning minister, Udo Udoma.
But the APC has dismissed the call as “comical”. In its reaction, the ruling party said:
“It is confusing and worrisome that the PDP calls for an investigation into the budget issue and at the same time calls for the removal and resignation of the aforementioned,” the party said in a statement by its national secretary, Mala Buni.
“In both content and context, PDP’s statement constitute a distraction to the National Assembly.”
The party said it was confident that the 8th National Assembly would not be distracted by the PDP in “its new desperate plot to divert attention from the ongoing investigation into mind-boggling cases of corruption perpetuated under its defunct 16-year rule”.