- PDP lawmakers alleged that some APC senators were plotting to remove Saraki
- Senators Abdullahi Adamu, Ovie Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume were listed as the plotters
- They vowed to resist any attempt to do so and also insisted they will keep vigil at the National Assembly
The Peoples Democratic Party )PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has vowed to prevent any attempt to take over the National Assembly by some All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers and impeach Bukolas Saraki.
The Nation reports that the caucus is keeping vigilance at the Senate chamber.
The deputy minority leader of the House Chukwuka Onyema said they were keeping watch to scuttle any plans to remove Saraki. He alleged that Senators Abdullahi Adamu, Ovie Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume were heading the plot to remove Saraki.
He said: “The aim of their invasion while other senators are on recess is to come and sit illegally when everybody is on recess 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 dissident 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 has decided to stay here to keep vigil and wait to s what’s going to happen tonight and tomorrow night.
“If we allow this to happen, then we can as well go back to when we use to have a military junta. We also have some information that some policemen have arrived. We want to find out what they are doing here.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, August 1, hosted some of the rebels of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who defected to its fold.
The national chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, addressing the defectors at the glitzy Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, described them as true heroes of democracy.
Secondus said that the defectors took the bold steps of switching allegiance from the APC to the PDP not only for themselves, for their families, but also for the interest of the country.
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