The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators last week, in a joint statement denied alleged reports that they were planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Earlier on 15th July, 2016, Chief Tony Anenih (the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), had in a four (4) pages letter advised the PDP National Caretaker, Ahmed Makarfi, to stop the PDP Caucus in the National Assembly from involving in the any adventure of removing Buhari from office.
The letter was titled;
“The PDP Caucus in the National Assembly and the threat to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari”
However, the statement jointly signed by PDP Caucus including, Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio; Minority Whip, Philip Aduda and Deputy Minority Whip, Biodun Olujimi, described the allegations as false, baseless and unfounded.
The PDP Senators noted that they never had any discussion on the impeachment of President Buhari.
They urged the public to ignore such rumour, stating that they were even more occupied with enormous challenges facing the economy.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically that the said impeachment plot is false, baseless and unfounded. 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, GCFR. Hence, we advise Nigerians generally to be cautious in spinning and/or peddling rumours capable of heating up the polity.
“By the admission of the Hon. Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 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. Rather we should all join hands together to address the problems of unemployment, hunger, poverty and insecurity currently ravaging our country.
“The downturn in the economy is of more concern to us as PDP senators who are known patriots. Nigerians are passing through very difficult times and our immediate concern is how to assist in proffering solutions to the economic crises that we are presently faced with.
“Before the Senate proceeded on a six-week recess on Thursday, July 21, 2016 there was no such item as impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR on the agenda of the PDP Senate Caucus or that of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”