- The allegation made by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that the National Assembly was planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, has been debunked by Senator Isah Misau
- He said politicians at Tinubu’s level should not be engaging in unnecessary saber-rattling and empty speculation
- Misau further said there is no basis for anybody to make such claim; and urged all Nigerians and members of the international community to ignore it
Senator Isah Hamma Misau (PDP-Bauchi Central) has debunked the allegation made by the APC’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that the National Assembly was planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com, Misau, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Navy, urged Nigerians to disregard such empty talk which he described as “mere partisan rhetoric aimed at catching the attention of the crowd” which was gathered to witness the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio to the ruling party.
He said: "I am surprised that a politician of Tinubu's caliber will be playing politics with a serious issue like the impeachment of the president of the country just because he wanted to catch the attention of a crowd. Politicians at his level should not be engaging in unnecessary saber-rattling and empty speculation.
"We, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Senate, have no plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. There is no need for that process and we are not contemplating it.
“Our focus right now is to defend democracy and its institutions, fight for the enthronement of the rule of law, independence of the legislature and the judiciary and ensuring good governance.
"If Tinubu has any concrete, reliable and verifiable evidence to the contrary, he should come forward and prove it. A man like him should not be getting carried away by the crowd and making claims that have no basis.
"We therefore urge all Nigerians and members of the international community to ignore that claim. There is no basis for anybody to make such claim. It is a mere fabrication and a stunt pulled to please the partisan crowd to which it was uttered.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu alleged that some members of the National Assembly were planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
But he warned the plotters to drop their sinister move; saying it is "not possible for a lizard to wrestle an antelope.”
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