Some members of the House of Representatives belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have raised an alarm over an alleged plot to impeach Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The Minority Leader of the House, Mr Chukwuka Onyema, speaking to reporters at the National Assembly, named Senator Ali Ndume, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as the brains behind the alleged plot.
Onyema said this after he disclosed that the three senators were sighted on Wednesday afternoon at the Senate, allegedly attempting to break into the Senate chambers. They were said to have been denied access into the chambers by Sergeant-at-arms, who locked the doors to the chambers with chains. Onyema said that the members got wind of the development and quickly rushed to the Senate to safeguard democracy.
He stated, “We are on recess and some of us are here today to conclude our committee work. “Information got to us that Senator Ali Ndume, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, attempted to break into the Senate chambers. “Their aim was to force themselves into the chambers and carry out the evil plan of impeaching the Senate President. “Already, some riot policemen have arrived. They will tell us what they are here to do when the Senate is on recess.
“They want to repeat the Benue incident here, but we are ready to protect democracy. “We also have it on good authority that they (senators) are coming back tonight or tomorrow morning with the help of our security forces. We are telling Nigerians and the whole world that this is what is going on. “We, the PDP caucus, we are staying awake and we are pleading with Nigerians to stay awake with us to protect democracy.”