- Following the move to unseat the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, some PDP senators have appended their signatures against the bid
- The senators from the opposition party pledged their undying support for Saraki and Ekweremadu
- Condemning the alleged move by the APC senators, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said that they attempt will not succeed
Not less than 49 PDP senators of the federal republic of Nigeria have appended their signatures against the failed attempt to impeach the Senate President Bukola Saraki, and his deputy Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Vanguard reports.
In the early hours of Monday, August, 6, some officials of the Department of State Services, (DSS), besieged the National Assembly complexes.
The DSS personnel allegedly prevented many lawmakers, especially those loyal to Saraki and Ewkeremadu from accessing the chambers while granting access to those under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Concerning the development, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, representing Bayelsa east, alleged that APC senators are behind the inversion and that they planned on impeaching Saraki and Ekweremadu in order to install Senator Godswill Akpabio as the new Senate president.
Murray-Bruce said: “The front gate has been blocked by DSS and police. The plan is to allow APC senators entry. Senators who will install Akpabio as the Senate President and impeach Saraki and Ekweremadu.”
He said the move by the APC senators would come to nothing as the PDP has the majority at the Senate. He stated: “It can’t stand. They do not have the numbers. I have been in touch with Britain, Canada, and requested from the management that the visa of Akpabio and all the other senators involved in this be revoked.
“So that their request to go to London, Washington, Paris, Berlin will be revoked.What they are doing is illegal. What they are doing is against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This makes no sense.
“Senator Abiodun Oluijmi is making a nationwide call to anyone who has a big donkey we can buy for Senator Akpabio. Akpabio will soon have to sell his jet as his undemocratic actions of today will keep him grounded in #Nigeria for a very longgggggg time. #SaveOurDemocracy.”
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that the clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Omolori, had been denied access to the complex.
Omolori arrived the National Assembly premises around 10:02am, but was denied entry by the masked Department of State Services (DSS) personnel who are currently occupying the main gate of the federal legislative building.
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