The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as “laughable and a huge joke taken too far” reports that some senators were considering impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari, urging them to stop the huge joke.
Some senators were reported to have at an executive session on Tuesday threatened to impeach the President for his government’s decision to charge the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules.
Reacting in a statement issued on Wednesday by its national secretary, Mala Buni, the APC stated that the senators should not “allow political shenanigans becloud overall national interest”, adding that Buhari’s government strictly respects the principle of the Rule of Law as well as the Separation of Power between the three arms of government.
It asked the lawmakers to concentrate on their primary constitutional responsibilities of lawmaking and discharging of their legislative mandates to their constituents at the National Assembly
According to Buni, “The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to media reports of a laughable impeachment plot by some Senators on President Muhammadu Buhari during Tuesday’s July 12, 2016 closed session of the Senate.
“This is a huge joke taken too far.
“The Party advises the Senators in question to stop this huge joke and concentrate on their primary constitutional responsibilities of lawmaking and discharging of their legislative mandates to their constituents at the National Assembly. The Party reiterates that the Senators in question (should) not to allow political shenanigans becloud overall national interest.
“The Party will not join issues on the Senate forgery suit and other court cases concerning some members of the 8th Senate because it will be sub judice. We advise the Senators in question to tow the same line and allow judicial processes run it normal and legitimate course.
“Repeated allegations that the court cases are politically-motivated by the President and the APC are baseless. The President Muhammadu Buhari administration strictly respects the principle of the Rule of Law and also adheres to the constitutional provisions of Separation of Power between the three arms of government.”
The governing party, however, urged the President and his entire cabinet to remain focused in its effort to deliver on election promises made to Nigerians.