The Senator representing Bauchi Central, Isah Misau, has debunked the claim made the national leader of the All Progressies Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, that the National Assembly was planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Tinubu made the allegation on Wednesday at the formal defection of ex-senate Minority Leader, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, warning the plotters to drop their sinister move because it is not “possible for a lizard to wrestle an antelope’’.
Mr Misau, in a statement, urged Nigerians to disregard such comment by Mr Tinubu, describing it as “a mere partisan rhetoric aimed at catching the attention of the crowd.”
“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,” Mr Misau stated.