"We are a legal state government and he (Abdul Rahman) has no right. So, we appeal to the Sultan to dissolve the state assembly to give the power to the people (to choose a new state government) as in this instance, the Menteri Besar has not resigned or been sacked," he said.
He also urged the people in Perak to understand the current situation and to remain calm as his side would adhere to the laws and regulations.
According to Mohammad Nizar, Article 16 of the Perak State Constitution states that if the Menteri Besar has lost the confidence of the state assembly, a motion of no-confidence could be tabled at a special session, other than dissolving the state assembly.
At the same press conference, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said PR supported Mohammad Nizar's stand and asked that the Perak State Constitution be respected.
"We believe that this problem can be resolved and that the Perak Sultan will give his due consideration."
Anwar also claimed that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had wrested power in Perak by buying over the assemblymen and issuing threats.
"Only the court can resolve the matter by calling for a new state election," he said and urged PR supporters to be calm.
Meanwhile, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang who agreed with Anwar's views, said even the rulers needed to follow the laws in a democracy and under the constitional monarchy system.
Some very serious questions must be entertaining the minds of Perak citizens and Malaysians in general. His Highness the present Sultan has not been in the public eye very much for some time now. Some pictures appeared during the 25th State Anniversary but other than that very little is heard of his Royal Highness, who was a highly competent constitutional lawyer but perhaps age is catching up with him.
CONSTITUTION OF PERAK - ARTICLE 16 (6)
IF THE MENTERI BESAR CEASES TO COMMAND THE CONFIDENCE OF THE MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, THEN, UNLESS AT HIS REQUEST HIS HIGHNESS DISSOLVES THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, HE SHALL TENDER THE RESIGNATION OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.
According to Article 16 of the Perak Constitution, it is irrefutably clear that His Highness' legal role is minimal and to the letter of the Constitution, the State Secretary appears to be exceeding his duties in his purportedly legal instruction to demand the MB to vacate his position or his physical office.
These are very apparent signs of incompetency and bad and malicious intentions reminiscent of the old palace intriques.