BUHARI DOES NOT NEED EMERGENCY POWERS TO TACKLE ECONOMY [PRESS RELEASE]

The Democratic People’s Congress strongly opposes President Muhammadu Buhari’s Bill to the National Assembly seeking emergency powers to tackle economy now in recession.

Buhari claimed that the objectives of the emergency stabilization bill 2016 are to shore up the value of the naira, create more jobs, boost foreign reserves, revive the manufacturing sector and improve power supply.

[Leadership]: Buhari Should Organise National Economic Summit – Peters

Rev. Olusegun Peters is the national chairman of Democratic People’s Congress (DPC). In this interview with PAUL UWADIMA, he assessed the performance of the one year administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and other national issues.

This is making one year since an opposition party defeated a ruling party to produce a president for the country. How would you assess the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the last one year?

Saraki’s trial: DPC seeks Umar’s withdrawal

The Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) has said that the ongoing trial of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) can only be seen to be fair and transparent if Justice Danladi Umar withdraws from presiding over the case.

The party said it was disturbed by the multiple controversies, accusation of bias, violation of fundamental human rights, usurpation of the functions of the Code Of Conduct Tribunal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s double standard in the administration of justice in Bola Tunubu and Saraki cases as well as the attempt to amend the Code of Conduct Bureau/ Tribunal Act, due to glaring lacuna in the Act.

Reintroduce ‘WAI’, DPC tells Buhari [Daily Trust Newspaper]

The national chairman of the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC), Reverend Olusegun Peters, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reintroduce War Against Indiscipline (WAI) in the country.
Buhari popularised the concept of WAI during his days as military head of state, from 1984 to 1985.

DPC Advocates Democracy Without Corruption [Leadership Newspaper]

The Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) has advocated the building of  sound democracy without corruption, saying it is possible to achieve with the collective efforts of all Nigerians.

The national chairman of DPC, Rev Olusegun Peters, made this assertion in a paper entitled: “How We Can Build A Sound Democracy Without Corruption”, he presented at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Conference, held in Abuja, yesterday, adding that Nigerians should “ensure that our democracy is built on a sound foundation without corruption.”

New parties not solution to Nigeria’s challenges — Peters [Daily Trust]

Reverend Olusegun Peters is the national chairman of the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC). In this interview, he speaks on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, inconclusive elections and how the DPC is preparing for the 2019 general elections. Excerpts:

The National Assembly has finally passed the 2016 budget.  What are your expectations from the government?
First, I congratulate Nigerians for their patience because this budget was expected to have been passed earlier than now. We thank God that it has been finally passed. So what I expect President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC family to do immediately is to assent to the budget and hit the ground running.

Naira free-fall: Resign now, DPC tells CBN gov, Emefiele [Tribune]

Following the free fall of naira against the dollars, the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) has demanded immediate resignation of Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, over what it called his awkward monetary policies, saying this had contributed to the dollar now exchanging for N375.

 

The party said this in a statement made available to the Tribune Online on Thursday by its national chairman, Rev. Olusegun Peters, noting that the CBN governor under Emefiele’s watch was confused and overwhelmed by the country’s economic downturn.

 

The DPC said it was alarmed by the cash crunch, inflation, unemployment, poverty and crime in the country as a result of what it tagged "the flawed and clueless fiscal policies" of the CBN in particular and the nation’s economic managers in general.

"Today, the naira does not worth the paper it is printed. Nigerians are suffering and groaning under heavy financial burden as their purchasing power is daily eroded by the free fall of the naira. On 1st January 1990, the Ibrahim Babangida regime increased minimum wage to N250.00, today, it is N18,000.00 with less purchasing power and value compared with 1990 salary.

Why govt should fund political parties – DPC chairman [Peoples Daily]

Olusegun Peters is the Chairman of Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC), in this interview with Peoples Daily, he speaks on why the National Assembly should make law to fund political parties, among other issues? Excerpts:

What is the rationale behind the recent calls on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to fund political parties?

INEC really needs to understand where they are coming from and also where they are going. Because in a developing country like Nigeria, we really need to put in place all the policies that will help out political process to grow. INEC don’t need to be against funding of political parties because we know they do not have that fund.

DPC: Corruption war shouldn’t recognize party affiliation - Daily Trust

The Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption, describing it as a step in the right direction.
DPC National Chairman, Rev. Olusegun Peters, urged President Buhari to extend the war on corruption to all those who looted state and national treasuries irrespective of their political affiliations.

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