Impeachment plot against Buhari a huge joke – APC

Muhammadu Buhari

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as laughable a purported impeachment plot by some senators against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Media reports had indicated that the plot was conceived during a closed session of the Senate on Tuesday, July 12.

A statement released by the APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, on Wednesday calls it “a huge joke taken too far”.

Senators were said to be incensed by the prosecution of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy President Ike Ekeweremadu over allegation that they forged the Senate Standing Rules prior to their election as principal officers of the National Assembly in June 2015.

Buni’s statement reads: “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 do not to allow political shenanigans becloud overall national interest.

“The Party will not to 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 advice 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 APC urges Mr. President and the entire cabinet to remain focused in its effort to deliver on election promises and to steer the nation to its deserved heights.”