The Senator representing Katsina South in the upper legislative chamber, Abu Ibrahim, has spoken on the claim that him and other pro-Buhari lawmakers tried to break into the Senate chambers to reconvene and impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The Minority Leader of the House, Chukwuka Onyema, while addressing reporters at the National Assembly on Wednesday, accused Senator Ali Ndume, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of trying to break into the Senate chambers to impeach Saraki.
Senator Ibrahim spoke yesterday in a chat with journalists at the premises of the National Assembly in Abuja, where he dismissed the claimed, adding that they can impeach Saraki legally, hence there was no need to break into the chambers to do so. Ibrahim said, “How do you break into the chambers? If we like we can reconvene legally because it is legal for us to reconvene.
“We don’t need to break into the chambers when we have the number. I will never subscribe to that. “We can reconvene, the rules are there that if we are up to 30 we can reconvene. “Why should we break into the chamber when we can reconvene legally and do what we want to do. “It is legal. “I don’t see why anybody should contemplate that we can break into the chambers. “I don’t know about it and even if I know about it, I will say it is unwise.
“Like I said, the rules are there that if we are 30, we can reconvene and do what we want to do. “If the leadership does not ask for peace, it will not get peace. Peace is a function of leadership. “I have been in the Senate for about four times. I can’t allow anybody to manipulate me. “I can’t take it. Nobody was elected as Senate President. We all came here as Senators. So we have equal footing. “We gave you leadership. If you fail to give us the right leadership and if majority of us don’t want you any more, you have to leave. “Saraki was elected by us. At any time majority of us say he should go, he has to go. For the past two years, Saraki has undermined the government.
He has allowed frivolous motions to attack the President and the government. “His continued stay as Senate President does not augur well for the APC government.”