Following the defection of some lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the long break embarked on by the Senate, several allegations have been trailing the APC of planning to impeach Dr Bukola Saraki as president of the Upper Chamber.
The PDP has however threatened to take action if the APC forcefully removed Saraki as the Senate President.
As gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, the threat was made via a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan.
According to the PDP, APC lawmakers want to ensure that Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu are forcefully removed from their positions as the leader of the National Assembly.
The statement in part reads: “Any attempt to tempt the will of the people in this direction is a clear recipe for very serious crisis.”
“This caution by the PDP comes against the backdrop of yet another plot by the APC and its agents to flood the National Assembly with armed plain-clothed security operatives to compromise the security architecture to enable the forceful takeover of the leadership of the Senate by minority APC senators.
“The laid down rules for reconvening the Senate whenever it is on recess, which must be followed when it becomes compelling to reopen the Senate on a date order than the earlier adjourned date, are clear and direct.
“In such a circumstance, Order 12(2) of the Senate Standing Rule (2015) clearly vest such powers and functions on the Senate President, who shall give notice of such new date and time.
“Anything outside the provision of the law is a direct coup not only against the National Assembly but also on our entire democratic system.
“It is a clear recipe for the anarchy of monumental proportion capable of disarticulating our nation.”