Lawmaker Exposes Saraki’s Plot To Impeach President Buhari
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim, has exposed how Senate President Bukola Saraki, alongside some other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators had plotted to begin the impeachment process against President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday (today).
Senator Ibrahim, who represents Katsina South Senatorial District, denied speculations that APC senators were lodged in a high profile hotel in Abuja on the night preceding Tuesday’s Senate plenary to plot change of leadership in the Senate.
His words: “I slept in my house. I was here in my office and left by 2pm. I was not quartered anywhere.”
“The impeachment of the President should have started Thursday. Everybody was planning. We knew they were planning.
“They realised and learnt that we knew. They knew that if they had remained up till today (Wednesday) a lot of things would have happened.
“We were planning. This is the National Assembly, the only place political parties meet. We were planning,” he added.
Speaking specifically about the defection of 14 senators and 37 House of Representatives members from the APC, Ibrahim said the defections were not only expected but did not come to him as a shock.
He said he concluded that no fewer than 13 senators would leave the APC.
“Saraki and Dogara should resign today or the APC should send them away. They are no longer APC members.
“The only reason Saraki and Dogara have not left the APC is that they know that if they leave they will lose their seats. But we will force them to leave.
‘Left to me, I will recommend to APC to expel them. They are no longer needed in the party. We will be cured of cancer if they leave.
“Me as Abu Ibrahim, I am asking Saraki and Dogara to leave APC today. I will meet Oshiomhole (Adams) to expel them.”
Ibrahim insisted that the departure of Saraki and Dogara will not affect the electoral chances of APC.
He noted that if Saraki leaves APC, the party may lose Kwara and Kogi states and no more.
Ibrahim continued: “My position is that Saraki and Dogara should leave the APC. We can no longer trust or discuss APC issues with them again. We cannot afford to continue to habour moles in our mist.
“Let people be courageous enough and be honest to themselves. We will not miss them.”