The Department of State Security Service in collaboration with the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris have been instructed to forcefully reopen the National Assembly and have the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu impeached.
An inside source within the DSS told LeadersNG that security agencies will be mobilizing officers to the National Assembly to provide backing for Ahmed Lawal’s led APC senators who have perfected plans to reconvene plenary.
You would recall that the National Assembly had adjourned plenary for two months following recent attacks on the leadership of the senate. An APC Senator who spoke to LeadersNG on a condition of anonymity says, nothing will stop them from impeaching Saraki and Ekweremadu.
“We have the majority and many senators from other parties will be joining us. God willing, Saraki and Ekweremadu will be history this week”.
An aide to the Senate President has said what the APC senators are planning to do is alien to the constitution of the land and a serious affront on our democracy. He further stated that the executive is bent on creating a constitutional crisis in the country which may not end well.
Meanwhile, the senators representing Bauchi central and Kwara south respectively, Isa Misau and Rafiu Ibrahim, have warned against any move to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The duo said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the senate are more than those of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Saraki who left the APC for PDP with 15 of APC senators has been at loggerheads with the ruling party as both lay claim to being the Majority in the upper legislative chamber.
The leadership of the ruling party led by Ahmed Lawal asked the senate president to resign, having joined PDP which they consider as a minority party.
Senator representing Katsina south, Abu Ibrahim had said: Saraki should behave like a gentleman and resign as senate president.
“If he does not, we will never have peace in that senate because it is absolutely clear that APC has majority to produce the leadership.”
In a statement jointly signed on Saturday by Misau and Ibrahim, the senators said Abu Ibrahim’s threat “has given us an insight into what they are planning and we will be ready for them”.
“His statements showed why one of them led thugs to disrupt the proceeding of the senate, steal the mace, the symbol of authority of the legislature, and yet there is no consequence,” they said.
“APC should note that they are now the minority party. PDP has more members. When we resume, if they push us, we will move for a head count of members and change some of our principal officers to reflect party strength.
“Today, by the list paraded by APC themselves, they have only 48 Senators and PDP has 54, APGA has 2 and ADC has 2. There are two vacancies. That is the distribution in the senate. Let them continue to deceive themselves.”
We will use our strength to defend the position of the present leadership of the senate. We urge him and his colleagues to know that if they try anything illegal and indecent, we will resist it through legal means.”
LeadersNG also gathered that the minority leader of the senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio who is set to dump the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC is working closely with Ahmed Lawal’s led APC caucus’s at the upper legislative chamber to have the leadership of the senate impeached.
The senator met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London and has assured the president that Saraki and Ekweremadu will be gone this week.
Akpabio was part of the PDP senators who supported Senator Bukola Saraki to become senate president against the party’s choice of Ahmed Lawal.