We have no plan to impeach Buhari —Senate

THE Senate has said it has no plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari as being peddled around by some online media.

This was as it expressed surprise that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made comments on mere speculation and fabrication by an online publication on a purported plan to impeach the president, when it had all the opportunity to cross-check what actually happened at the executive session held on Tuesday from its members in attendance.

The lawmakers, in a statement by its spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, said the comments credited to the national secretary of the party, Mai Bala Buni, on the falsehood being spread by the online medium would merely give credibility to a news item which members of the public had disregarded, knowing the reputation of the source.

According to him “we expected the party to, at least, explore all the options open to it to verify that piece of fabrication which is only the figment of the imagination of the writers and their sponsors.

“It should be clear to the APC leadership that if there is any truth to that story, it should have been credited to a particular senator who was at the executive session.

“It is evident from our proceedings of yesterday (Wednesday) that the Senate itself was shocked that such a fabrication which constitute a breach of the privileges of the senators was published and that was why we mandated our committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate the source and circumstances leading to the emergence of such a fabrication.”

“We will like to assure the party that the Senate, as an institution, values the present democracy in our country and will not do anything that will undermine or weaken the system,” Abdullahi added.