The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the alleged plot by senators loyal to the senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari, as laughable.
The party, in a statement signed by its national secretary, Mai Mala Buni, described the impeachment plot as both ‘laughable’ and a ‘huge joke taken too far.’
The party further advised senators behind the impeachment bid to concentrate on their primary constitutional responsibilities of lawmaking and discharging their legislative mandates to their constituents at the National Assembly.
Buni said further that the APC would not join issues with the senate leadership on the forgery suit instituted against Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu because it will be sub-judice and urged the affected senators to toe the same line and allow judicial process run its normal and legitimate course.
Meanwhile, some of the senators mentioned in reports that made the rounds, as supporting the impeachment plot against President Buhari, have distanced themselves from any such moves.
The Nation reports that Senator Isah Hamma Misau (Bauchi Central), Senator Monsurat Sunmonu (Oyo Central) and Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto Central) on Wednesday all denied supporting the reported senate plot to initiate impeachment proceeding against the president.
Senator Misau stated that while he raised his hand to speak at the executive session, he was not recognised to speak and could not have suggested that the senate go for “the president’s jugular” as widely reported.
The Bauchi Central lawmaker also said it was unfortunate that the senate held a closed session only for some senators “to feed the public with falsehood so as to mislead Nigerians.”
Senator Sunmonu said she did not even raise her hand to contribute let alone make a comment during the closed session. She also wondered why comments she did not make would be attributed to her.
Wamakko who reports indicated was holding meetings in his home to facilitate the impeachment plot, refuted the reports. He said: “This undermines common sense. It’s defamatory, deceptive and fallacious.”
He described the APC “change government” and its leadership under President Buhari as “a child of necessity collectively and decisively nurtured to fruition” and cannot be sabotaged in whatever way by players like himself who stood their grounds to get to the present state of affairs.