The plot to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki thickened yesterday as federal lawmakers on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) resolved to forcibly reconvene the National Assembly and carry out the plan.
During a meeting with APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers, the legislators from both chambers of the assembly vowed they would deploy their numerical strength to achieve the goal ‘‘in the interest of the country.’’
Oshiomhole, who thanked the lawmakers for keeping faith with the ideals of the party, stressed that with APC’s 196 of the 360-strong House of Representatives and 56 of 109 senators, the coast was clear to take binding decisions.
He faulted claims that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was behind the siege by security operatives on the assembly complex last week and charged the APC senators to proceed notwithstanding arguments by some legal minds.
He also dismissed reports that he presided over a meeting of senators at his residence last Monday night.
“Do whatever needs to be done to prevent a government shutdown.
Democracy teaches us that minority has the right to have their say but majority must have their way,” Oshiomhole said.
“We take flights to Washington and other places to understudy the American presidential system.
Once you lose majority, without further ado, you step down.