PDP alleges plot to impeach Senate President

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

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Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki

The House of Representatives, Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP caucus have raised an alarm alleging that some All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators were plotting to invade the chamber and impeach Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki illegally.

The Deputy Minority Leader and the spokesperson of the group, Chukwuka Onyema made this known while briefing the National Assembly in Abuja.

Mr. Onyema, accompanied by 10 PDP lawmakers, said that they were going to keep vigil at the National Assembly complex to thwart the plot against the Senate President.

Mr Onyema said reliable information reached them that three APC Senators have come through the aid of police personnel to invade the Senate chamber with the view to impeaching the Senate President.

“The aim of their invasion to the Senate while Senators are on recess is to come and sit illegally to impeach the Senate President. 

“We also have it on good authority that they are planning to come back this night and tomorrow morning aided by security forces; our own security forces whose job is to protect the lives of Nigerians.

“They are the ones leading these Senators to come and truncate our democracy. We might think they want to take over the Senate; that’s not what they want to do.

“They want to truncate this democracy of ours. But we the PDP caucus have decided to stay here to keep vigil and wait to see what’s going to happen tonight and tomorrow night,” the Deputy Minority Leader stated.

Mr. Onyema charged Nigerians to stay awake with the caucus because “this is not a rape on the National Assembly, it’s a rape on democracy which concerns everyone.

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