Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators yesterday denied their involvement in any alleged plot to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
They dismissed reports of the impeachment plot as “false, baseless and unfounded.”
The Senators apparently reacting to a statement by a former Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT),Chief Tony Anenih, asking the National Caretaker committee Chairman – Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, to “dissuade the PDP caucus in the National Assembly from participating in the alleged ‘ill advised’ adventure of removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office.”
Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio; Minority Whip, Philip Aduda; and Deputy Minority Whip, Biodun Olujimi, said in a joint statement that the PDP Senate Caucus had “neither discussed nor participated in any discussion or congregation on the issue of impeaching and/or serving notice of impeachment on President Muhammadu Buhari.”
Their words: “By the admission of the Minister of Finance when she appeared before the Senate on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at plenary, the Nigerian economy is technically in recession. Therefore, this is no time for politicking.
They also asked Nigerians “generally to be cautious in spinning and/or peddling rumours capable of heating up the polity.”
“Before the Senate proceeded on a six-week recess on Thursday, July 21, 2016 there was no such item as impeachment of President Buhari, on the agenda of the PDP Senate Caucus or that of the Senate.”