…49 Senators Move Against Action
About 49 Senators have reportedly appended their signatures against the moves to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
This follows the allegation on Tuesday by Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim (PDP-Kwara South), that lawmakers under the aegis of Parliamentary Support Group were given $1m each to impeach the two principal officers of the Senate.
Ibrahim is a member of the pro-Saraki group of Senators. He also protested the invasion of the National Assembly by officers of the Department of State Services and the Police.
He said, “I can authoritatively tell you that those senators behind the desecration of the National Assembly collected $1m each to impeach the Senate President and his Deputy. You can quote me anywhere on this.”
Senator Dino Melaye (PDP-Kogi West) also accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, of collecting signatures of lawmakers with the aim of effecting a leadership change in the Senate.
Melaye alleged, “The chairman of APC is currently meeting with some APC Senators.
“As I speak, we understand he is collecting signatures for the Senate President’s impeachment.
“We also understand that after collecting the signatures, they will be proceeding to the National Assembly to carry out their plan.
“We are waiting for them.”