Mr. Isah Misau, the senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, in his response to the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators have no plans to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu had on Wednesday in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, at a rally organized for the official defection of a former governor of the state, Senator Godswill Akpabio, stated that some senators were plotting to remove Buhari.
He warned the alleged plotters to drop their sinister move, adding that it was impossible for a lizard to wrestle an antelope.
According to Tinubu, the PDP is only interested in milking the nation dry.
“We say Nigerian money belongs to Nigerians. We say Nigerians must be given development. We believe in investing in the people. But they believe in sharing and looting the money.
“Today, we are aspiring in our vision, but the Peoples Democratic Party has no vision. They believe in sharing and looting the treasury,” he said.
Mr. Misau however in a statement described Tinubu’s claim as a mere partisan rhethoric aimed at catching the attention of the crowd. The senator challenged Tinubu to bring forward any evidence and prove the alleged impeachment plot against Buhari.
“I am surprised that a politician of Tinubu’s calibre 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,” he said.
“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,” he added.