The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial zone at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Ali Ndume has said the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will be impeached when the National Assembly resumes from its recess in September.
Ndume, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen after attending the maiden edition of the Southern Borno Leadership Summit on power shift to the zone in 2019 governorship election in Maiduguri
“Wait and see, we will impeach the Senate President,” he said.
The senator rebuked all the governors and members of the federal legislature who massively defected from the ruling 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 maintained.
“As it is today, there is no faction within the APC in the legal sense of it,” he said, adding, “there is only rAPC and rAPC 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 ‘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.”
But Senators Isa Hamma Misau (Bauchi) and Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara) said the Senate President will keep his seat despite leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The senators vowed to use their numerical strength in the Senate to fight to ensure that Saraki remains the Number Three citizen.