Posted by News Express | 13 August 2018 | 1,757 times
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again alleged plots to arrest the leadership of the Senate to pave way for their impeachment.
The alleged plot to arrest the principal officers of the Senate has remained a recurring fear in PDP circle.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and concerned members of the public have asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign as Senate president because he had defected from the party with majority members in the Senate.
But he had defiantly kicked against the pressure with the excuse that he was in control of the Senate.
Mr. Kola Ologbodiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary, said in a statement on Sunday that, the “the fresh plot is to detain the two presiding officers is part of renewed design to keep them out of circulation ahead of Senate resumption’’.
He said the plot was designed to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu.
The plot, according to him, is to create an impression that the two failed to show up for proceedings in the Senate.
He alleged that the arrest was planned to come ahead of the reconvening of the National Assembly and to purportedly hold the Senate leaders back from the sitting and, thereafter, impeach them in their absence.
Ologbodiyan accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the alleged plot to arrest and detention the officers.
He added that part of the plot was to purportedly use security forces and some government agencies to clamp down on the family members of the Senate leaders.
The PDP spokesperson, however, called on Nigerians and the international community to prevail on the ruling party to shelve such plan.
“In all, the PDP cautions the APC and power mongers to know that Nigerians have seen through their intentions and will continue to firmly resist them by standing for democracy and the unity of our nation at all times,” he said.
The opposition party made the claims two days after Saraki and Ekweremadu accused the Federal Government of planning to implicate them in the recent blockade of the National Assembly by security operatives.(NAN)
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