The Senator representing PDP, Bauchi Isah Misau, has rebuked the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for claiming that the National Assembly was planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu, while speaking at APC’s rally in Uyo on Wednesday had said some senators elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party were plotting to impeach Buhari.
But Misau, in his reaction said it was sad that politicians like Tinubu engaged in empty talks, adding that the comment was “mere partisan rhetoric aimed at catching the attention of the crowd”.
Misau said, “I am surprised that a politician of Tinubu’s calibre will be playing politics with a serious issue like the impeachment of the President of the country just because he wanted to catch the attention of a crowd. Politicians at his level should not be engaging in unnecessary saber-rattling and empty speculation.
“We, members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate, have no plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. There is no need for that process and we are not contemplating it.
“Our focus right now is to defend democracy and its institutions, fight for the enthronement of the rule of law, independence of the legislature and the judiciary and ensure good governance.
“If Tinubu has any concrete, reliable and verifiable evidence to the contrary, he should come forward and prove it. A man like him should not be getting carried away by the crowd and making claims that have no basis.
“We therefore urge all Nigerians and members of the international community to ignore that claim. There is no basis for anybody to make such claim. It is a mere fabrication and a stunt pulled to please the partisan crowd to which it was uttered.”