The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday officially responded to reports that certain members of the House of Assembly were plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall news broke out that some Senators had threatened to remove the President from power over the decision of his administration to charge Senate President Bukola Saraki to court for the alleged forgery of the 2015 Standing Order. Read here if you missed.
Reacting to this planned move, APC in a statement though its national secretary, MalaBuni described the threat as a huge joke taken too far. It further advised the lawmakers to concentrate on their legislative duties.
Read the party’s full statement below:
“The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to media reports of a laughable impeachment plot by some Senators on President Muhammadu Buhari during Tuesday’s July 12, 2016 closed session of the Senate.
This is a huge joke taken too far.
The Party advises the Senators in question to stop this huge joke and concentrate on their primary constitutional responsibilities of lawmaking and discharging of their legislative mandates to their constituents at the National Assembly. The Party reiterates that the Senators in question (should) not to allow political shenanigans becloud overall national interest.
The Party will not join issues on the Senate forgery suit and other court cases concerning some members of the 8th Senate because it will be sub judice. We advise the Senators in question to tow the same line and allow judicial processes run it normal and legitimate course.
Repeated allegations that the court cases are politically-motivated by the President and the APC are baseless. The President Muhammadu Buhari administration strictly respects the principle of the Rule of Law and also adheres to the constitutional provisions of Separation of Power between the three arms of government.
The APC urges Mr. President and the entire cabinet to remain focused in its effort to deliver on election promises and to steer the nation to its deserved heights.”
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Teritory, Senator Dino Melayehas denied reports that he is the brain behind the alleged plot to impeach President Buahri.
Melaye in a statement issued by him today in Abuja said the people spreading the falsehood are those who believe that a Nigeria not led by “them” must not exist. According to him, the allegation is “a narrative of the attack dogs of demagogues who have decided to turn Nigeria upside down for failing to choose leaders for senators.” Read here.
Written by OlufunkeEdidi
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