The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, will be impeached when the National Assembly resumes from its recess, on September 25, Senator Muhammad Ali Ndume has said.
Ndume, who represents Southern Borno Senatorial Zone, at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, dropped the hint to Newsmen, in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Ndume spoke about the planned impeachment, after attending the maiden edition of the Southern Borno State Leadership Summit on Power Shift to the zone, in the 2019 Governorship election.
“Wait and see, we will impeach the Senate President, immediately we resume on September 25”, he said.
The Senator rebuked all the Governors and members of the Federal Legislature, who massively defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to other political parties, for committing “illegality”.
“The law says when you are elected on the platform of a party, you can only defect from that party, by the instrument of a faction within that party”, he asserted.
“As it is today, there is no faction within the APC in the legal sense of it”, he said, adding that: “There is only R-APC, and R-APC is not a faction of the APC by law.”
“If you defect from your party, not on the basis of a faction, you lose whatever position you attain by the vehicle of that party”, he said.
He attributed the ‘gang up’ against President Muhammadu Buhari, in the form of the massive defection from the ruling party, to a plot to defeat the President, at the 2019 general elections, “because his anti-corruption dragnet will definitely get at them in his second tenure.”
Some APC Senators, notably Abu Ibrahim, and Abdullahi Adamu, had following Saraki’s defection, called for the Senate President to resign his position, having clinched the number three citizen’s seat under the APC platform.
Senator Ibrahim disclosed that there would be no peace in the Senate, if Saraki remains Senate President.
Also, Senator Adamu in an interview, stated that Nigerians should expect Leadership change in the Senate soon, following Saraki’s defection.