Some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the National House of Representatives on Wednesday raised an alarm over an alleged plot to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.
The lawmakers noted that 3 APC senators were sighted at the red chambers yesterday trying to break into the Senate Chambers. They were however prevented by the Sergeant-at-arms who reportedly looked the chambers with chains.
The lawmakers named Senator Ali Ndume, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, as the brains behind the plot.
According to Mr. Chukwuka Onyema, the Minority Leader of the House, members quickly rushed to the scene to safeguard democracy after they were alerted about the development.
“We are on recess and some of us are here today to conclude our committee work.
“Information got to us that Senator Ali Ndume, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, attempted to break into the Senate chambers.
“Their aim was to force themselves into the chambers and carry out the evil plan of impeaching the Senate President.
“Already, some riot policemen have arrived. They will tell us what they are here to do when the Senate is on recess.
“They want to repeat the Benue incident here, but we are ready to protect democracy.
“We also have it on good authority that they (senators) are coming back tonight or tomorrow morning with the help of our security forces. We are telling Nigerians and the whole world that this is what is going on.
“We, the PDP caucus, we are staying awake and we are pleading with Nigerians to stay awake with us to protect democracy.