The Reformed-All Progressives Congress has alleged of fresh plans by All Progressives Congress, APC, national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The R-APC urged Nigerians to be vigilant as the nation’s democratic credentials could once again be tested as a result of the desperation of the Adams Oshiomhole-led “factional All Progressives Congress to use its members in the National Assembly to destabilise the Senate in a bid to force the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, out of office should the National Assembly reconvene on Tuesday.”
The allegation was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the R-APC, Kassim Afegbua, on behalf of the R-APC’s National Working Committee in Abuja on Sunday.
The statement read:
“The National Working Committee of the R-APC had it on good authority that the Adams Oshiomhole-led faction of the All Progressives Congress had perfected plans to make the Tuesday, August 14 resumption date another day to pursue the illegal impeachment of the Senate President.
“This time, they are hell-bent on giving nebulous interpretation to the provision of the 1999 constitution (as amended) by using the numbers of senators present to provoke an impeachment.
“To this end, they have called on all the APC senators to make it a point of duty to participate at the plenary on Tuesday to pass a vote of “no confidence” in the Senate President. This will be followed by an orchestrated rancourous plenary session from where an impeachment motion would be raised and their illegality perpetrated.”
Afegbua further alleged that security agencies have also been briefed on what to do to ensure that the illegality is followed through.
The R-APC spokesperson added,
“The APC factional chairman has been boasting and insisting that the Senate President would be impeached by whatever means because he no longer deserves to wear the crown.
“Needless to remind them that the National Assembly is an arm of government represented by elected persons who are vested with the responsibility of making laws for the good governance of the country.
“It is neither a kingdom of princes and princesses, nor is it a sanctuary for traditional doctrinaire where crowns and beads are used to impose monarchical authority.”
The R-APC also urged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to declare the seat of the former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, vacant because he left the PDP when there was no faction in the party.