- Senator Ibrahim has called on Saraki and Dogara to leave the APC
- The Katsina senator said the defectors were planning to impeach President Buhari
- He said he would meet with the leadership of the party to expel Dogara and Saraki
Senator Abu Ibrahim who is the chairman of the Senate committee on police affairs has asked Senate president Bukola Saraki and speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara to resign from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nation reports that the Katsina South senatorial district senator also claimed there was plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari by APC defectors.
He said senators who left the APC would not be saved by Saraki when the time comes.
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He said: “I know that those who take Saraki like god will go. This is because wherever Saraki goes they will go. But the mistake they have made is to realize that politics is local.
“Nobody will say Isa Misau and Suleiman Nazif (two Bauchi State senators) were voted because of Saraki. They were voted because of Buhari. They will lose their seats. Saraki will not save them. They can’t even go to their constituencies.
“The impeachment of the president should have started Thursday. Everybody was planning. We know they were planning. They realized and learnt that we know. They knew that if they had remained up till today (Wednesday) a lot of things would have happened.
“We were planning. This is the National Assembly, the only place political parties meet. We were planning.
“Saraki and Dogara should resign today or the APC should send them away. They are no longer APC members. The only reason why Saraki and Dogara have not left the APC is that they know that if they leave they will lose their seats. But we will force them to leave.
"Left to me, I will recommend to APC to expel them. They are no longer needed in the party. We will be cured of cancer if they leave. Me as Abu Ibrahim, I am asking Saraki and Dogara to leave APC today. I will meet Oshiomhole (Adams) to expel them. Let them leave APC, Saraki and Dogara should leave APC today.”
Ibrahim said the exit of the defectors would not affect the APC in 2019.
He said: “My position is that Saraki and Dogara should leave the APC. We can no longer trust or discuss APC issues with them again. We cannot afford to continue to habour moles in our mist. Let people be courageous enough and be honest to themselves. We will not miss them.”
Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state officially announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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The governor made the announcement at the Government House, Makurdi, hours after some Benue youths blocked his convoy, preventing him from visiting APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, in Abuja.
There have been insinuations that the governor will quit the ruling party after he announced on Monday, July 16, that he has been sent out of the APC, and is currently exploring a new option to actualise his future ambition.
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