PDP To APC, Presidency: You Can’t Remove Saraki, Ekweremadu

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PDP To APC, Presidency: You Can’t Remove Saraki, Ekweremadu

August 9, 2018

Press Statement

PDP To APC, Presidency: You Can’t Remove Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Buhari Presidency and
the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop deluding themselves and come
to terms with the reality that they lack the legislative number and
constitutional facilities to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, or to even call for their
resignation.

The PDP said the Buhari Presidency and APC, having realized that there
is no way they can muster the constitutionally required two-third votes
of the 109 senators (representing 73 senators), engaged in underhand
tactics, including the invasion of the National Assembly, which turned
out a disgraceful adventure.

Even before then, Nigerians were already aware of moves to use humongous
funds to induce lawmakers to trigger crisis in the National Assembly and
pave the way for the removal of presiding officers.

Now that they have discovered that there is no way they can achieve
their devious intentions, they have commenced a war of blackmail,
distortions of fact and media trial against the Senate leadership,
which, of course,  will end up as another wasteful venture as Nigerians
are aware of the long-drawn desperation of the Buhari Presidency to
annex the legislature.

Even among the ranks of the depleted APC senators and members of the
House of Representatives, there is a huge aversion to the underhand
tactics being deployed by the Buhari Presidency and the APC to force out
duly elected presiding officers of the National Assembly.

As such, such lawmakers are fully aligned with Nigerians, the PDP and
the National Assembly leadership in the protection of the independence,
sanctity and integrity of our parliament and all democratic institutions
in our land.

It is therefore instructive for both the Buhari Presidency and the APC
to know that there is no way they can remove the leadership of the
National Assembly, particularly the Senate.

Consequentlying,  the PDP cautions the Buhari Presidency and the APC to
stop overheating the polity with their outbursts and shed future
perverse attempts to circumvent our rules and constitution, as such will
not help them or change the resolve of Nigerians to vote them out in
2019.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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