- A chieftain of the PDP in Delta state, Sunny Onuesoke, says the APC would be unable to impeach Senate president Bukola Saraki even if all the 36 states in the country were controlled by ruling party
- He urges the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to stop meddling in issues at the National Assembly and concentrate on how to run his party affairs
- Crisis in APC as senators clash over Saraki's successor
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state, Sunny Onuesoke, has told the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, that the ruling party cannot impeach Senate president, Bukola Saraki.
Onuesoke in a statement on Thursday, August 16, said the APC would be unable to impeach Saraki even if all the 36 states in the country were controlled by ruling party, the Tribune reports.
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The PDP chieftain therefore urged the APC chairman to stop meddling in issues at National Assembly and concentrate on how to run his party affairs.
“Let me give you a shocker. Among the 52 APC Senators in the House, there are 22 APC members who are yet to defect to" PDP, Onuesoke said.
“You can quote me anywhere. Saraki still has 22 APC members who will vote for him in any impeachment move.
“So, what are we saying? Even if Saraki decides to go and sleep till 2019, there is no figure in the house that can be used to impeach him.
Onuesoke said Oshiomhole’s was acting like someone who was under the influence of mood altering substances.
“What Oshiomhole is doing today can be likened to someone who is suffering from Codeine and Tramadol over-dose,” the PDP chieftain said.
“He needs to do a background check on himself. He is being carried away with the position.
“This was how he ran the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) aground during his days as president.”
Meanwhile, there is a fresh crisis brewing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as senators disagreed over who should take over Bukola Saraki's seat as Senate president.
Trouble reportedly started after Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe) was selected against Senator Godswill Akpabio (APC, Akwa Ibom) as replacement of Saraki whom the party is allegedly working towards impeaching.
Lawan was allegedly endorsed as Saraki’s replacement and Sunny Ogbuoji (APC, Ebonyi) was selected as replacement for Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.
The endorsements led to collation of signatures for the impeachment of Saraki and Ekweremadu. The move followed Saraki’s defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
However, a source of Daily Trust in the party, claimed that some senators are not in support of Lawan and are demanding for a right to vote for the person to succeed Saraki between Lawan and Akpabio.
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