PDP Senators slam Tinubu, deny impeachment plot against Buhari

PDP Senators slam Tinubu, deny impeachment plot against Buhari

Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:18 pm


Senators elected on the platform of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have denied claims made in Uyo on Wednesday that they are plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

While denying the claim, Senator representing Bauchi Central and chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Hamma Misau, in a statement on Thursday described the allegation by the APC leader ‘empty talk’ which should be disregarded.

He added that the claim by Tinubu is “a mere partisan rethoric aimed at catching the attention of the crowd” at the rally where Senator Godswill Akpabio was formally received into the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party.

“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 enthronement of 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”, Misau stated.

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