Saraki, Ekweremadu’s impeachment: PDP rebukes APC, Presidency
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it planned to attack APC senators as “laughable, childish.”
It said the allegation “shows that the Buhari Presidency and the ruling party have come to a wits end in their plot to illegally impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.”
PDP said the ruling APC was “hallucinating by linking it with any attempt to attack anybody, including senators, whereas Nigerians are aware that, if anything, it is the APC that has been involved in sponsoring violence and attacks in the residences of the presiding officers of the Senate as well as in the National Assembly.”
A statement by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan said, “Equally derisory is the APC’s claims that it is in talks with some PDP senators to get a two third vote to impeach the Senate presiding officers when it is public knowledge that all PDP senators are loyal to their party and had already pledged their loyalty to the presiding officer which they elected by themselves.
“It is, therefore, foolhardiness for the leadership of the APC, to contemplate a capacity to impeach the presiding officers of the National Assembly whereas they are neither senators or members of the House of Representatives.
“It is also funny that rather than lobby senators and members on their party position, if they have any, the APC leadership toed the path of brigandage, claiming to have powers to upturn or upstage the leadership that it did not ab-initio bring into existence.
“Confronted by the realities of its shameful adventure, the APC leadership has now turned around in its trademark shambolic character to begin to look for scapegoats and who to hold responsible for their failures.
“It is necessary to impress it on the APC that Nigerians, in attracting a democratic lifestyle, have since abandoned the garrison command leadership approach of any Nigerian, no matter how highly placed.
“Therefore, it is too late in the day for the APC to attempt to deploy underhand tactics that are strange to democratic norms to remove a duly elected Senate leadership.”