Some members of the House Of Representatives under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday decided to keep vigil on the national Assembly Complex to prevent Some Senators from the All Progressive Congress from carrying out an alleged plot of impeaching the Senate President.
According to the Deputy Minority House Leader, Chukwuka Onyema, he stated that they were informed that three senators, Abdullahi Adamu, Ovie Omo-Agege and AliNdume, were planning to forcefully invade the Senate chamber while the Senate is on recess to impeach the Senate president.
“The aim of their invasion of the Senate, while senators are on recess, is to come and sit illegally when everybody is out on recess is to impeach the Senate President,” he said.
“We also have it on good authority that they are planning to come back this night and tomorrow morning aided by security forces, our own security forces whose job is to protect the lives of Nigerians.
“They are the ones leading these dissident senators to come and truncate our democracy. We might think they want to take over the Senate; that’s not what they want to do. They want to truncate this democracy of ours. But we the PDP caucus have decided to stay here to keep vigil and wait to see what is going to happen tonight and tomorrow night.”
He called on Nigerians to stay awake with the caucus because “this is not a rape on the National Assembly, it’s a rape on democracy which concerns all of us”.
“If we allow this to happen, then we can as well go back to when we use to have a military junta,” he added. We also have some information that some policemen have arrived. We want to find out what they are doing here.”
The APC senators mentioned have not released any statement on this, let’s hope they do.
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