Former governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has dismissed speculations alleging that some clandestine meetings, on plans to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, were being held in his house.
In a statement he personally signed, on Wednesday, Wamakko said “to set the records straight, a meeting was only held in my residence towards finding amicable solution to the frosty relationship between the executive and legislature.
“We have observed the growing disharmony between the two arms and we resolved that finding amicable solution to the impasse will move the nation forward and give the president focus to pursue his change agenda.
“As a principled politician, I have no cause to scheme against the president and the party I campaigned for or the cause I believe in.
“Let me once again reiterate that we hold the president in high esteem, and we will do our best towards ensuring that there is cordial relationship and harmony between the two arms of government.”
Earlier, in a statement signed by his media aide, Malam Abubakar Dangusau, in Sokoto, Wamakko had described the rumour as a dastardly and fallacious allegation as well as “obnoxious, unbecoming, lame and treacherous’’.
He declared that: “There was never a time that such a fictitious meeting was held to discuss such a weighty issue of the alleged plans to initiate impeachment processes of our dear president at the senate.
“Such allegations by the online edition were indeed, too callous, defamatory, libellous and a bunch of deceitful lies.’’
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC), said on Wednesday that the report that some senators were considering impeaching President Buhari was “laughable and a huge joke taken too far”.
Some senators, had on Tuesday, threatened to move against the president, for his government’s decision to charge the senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery.
The APC said in a statement by its national secretary, Mala Buni, that the senators should not “allow political shenanigans becloud overall national interest.”