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Misau PDP Senator reacts to alleged plan to impeach Buhari

Senator Misau says there is no plan by the National Assembly to impeach President Buhari.

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play Senator Misau says there is no plan by the National Assembly to impeach President Buhari.

The Senator representing Bauchi Central and chairman, Isah Hamma Misau, says there is no plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari by lawmakers in the National Assembly.

Misau, who chairs the Senate Committee on Navy stated this in a reaction to claims by the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Speaking during a rally held to welcome Senator Godswill Akpabio to the APC, Tinubu accused members of the National Assembly of plotting to impeach President Buhari.

But, in a statement made available to Pulse on Thursday, August 9, 2018, Misau described the allegation as “an empty talk, mare stunt and partisan rhetoric.”

“I want to urge Nigerians to disregard such empty talk by the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain. It is a mere partisan rhetoric aimed at catching the attention of the crowd at the rally planned for the declaration of Senator Godswill Akpabio into the party,” Misau said.

Senator Isah Misau play Senator Isah Misau reacts to claims by Tinubu that the National Assembly was planning to impeach President Buhari. (Twitter)

 

"I am surprised that a politician of Tinubu's caliber will be playing politics with a serious issue like the impeachment of the President of the country just because he wanted to catch the attention of a crowd. Politicians at his level should not be engaging in unnecessary saber-rattling and empty speculation.

"We, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Senate, have no plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. There is no need for that process and we are not contemplating it. Our focus right now is to defend democracy and its institutions, fight for enthronement of rule of law, independence of the legislature and the judiciary and ensuring good governance.

"If Tinubu has any concrete, reliable and verifiable evidence to the contrary, he should come forward and prove it. A man like him should not be getting carried away by the crowd and making claims that have no basis.

"We therefore urge all Nigerians and members of the international community to ignore that claim. There is no basis for anybody to make such claim. It is a mere fabrication and a stunt pulled to please the partisan crowd to which it was uttered", Misau stated.

Misau recently dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Senate.

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