- PDP claims President Buhari is embarking on a two-week vacation in London as an alibi to exonerate him from a plan to impeach Senate president Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu
- The opposition claims the plot was hatched in a meeting, on Wednesday night, August 1, between the presidency and some APC senators
- The party faults calls for the resignation of Saraki
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has alleged that the presidency and some senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have perfected a plot to impeach Senate president Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
The national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Thursday, August 2, alleged that part of the plot was for President Muhammadu Buhari to embark on a two-week vacation in London as an alibi to exonerate him from the plan to forceful remove the two presiding officers from the National Assembly, Vanguard reports.
The PDP claimed the plot was hatched in a meeting, on Wednesday night, August 1, between the presidency and some APC senators who bent on taking control of the National Assembly.
The opposition party said it had gotten information that APC senators, especially members of the Buhari Parliamentary Support Group (BPSG), have been provided with huge sums of money to carry out the plot.
“It is clear that President Buhari and the APC are hugely terrified and distressed by the gale of defections from their fold and have resorted to underhand methods, threats and intimidation, irrespective of the damage being inflicting on the polity," the PDP said.
“Having been demeaned by the widespread condemnation of the recent siege on the residences of the Senate President and Deputy Senate President, in addition to the invasion of the Benue State House of Assembly in a failed attempt to impeach Governor Samuel Ortom and forcefully take over the state.
"President Buhari is now jetting out of the country so as to appear innocent and oblivious of the political terrors about to be unleashed on the National Assembly.
Meanwhile, the PDP has described the call by the APC on Senate president Bukola Saraki to resign as the leader of the Nigerian Senate as a joke.
Guardian reports that the spokesperson of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Thursday, August 2, said that the call for Saraki's resignation was not only laughable but sickening.
NAIJ.com gathered that the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole, on Wednesday, August 1, said the right thing for the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is to vacate his seat after leaving the party to join the PDP.
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