The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday July 13, 2016 described as a huge joke taken too far the threat by some senators to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the senators in question should concentrate on their constitutional responsibilities.
In a statement signed by its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni and made available to journalists in Abuja, the party said the senators should not allow personal interest to over ride national interest.
APC asked senators to allow the principles of rule of law prevail in the ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged forgery of Senate standing rules, saying their action could be regarded as subjudice since the matter is already before the court.
The statement reads: “The attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to media reports of a laughable impeachment plot by some Senators on President Muhammadu Buhari during Tuesday’s closed session of the Senate.
“This is a huge joke taken too far.
“The party advises the senators in question to stop this huge joke and concentrate on their primary constitutional responsibilities of lawmaking and discharging their legislative mandates to their constituents at the National Assembly. The party reiterates that the senators in question not to allow political shenanigans becloud overall national interest.
“The party will not to join issues on the Senate forgery suit and other court cases concerning some members of the 8th Senate because it will be subjudice. We advise the senators in question to tow the same line and allow judicial processes run its normal and legitimate course.
“Repeated allegations that the court cases are politically-motivated by the President and the APC are baseless. The President Muhammadu Buhari administration strictly respects the principle of rule of law and also adheres to the constitutional provisions of separation of power between the three arms of government.
“The APC urges Mr. President and the entire cabinet to remain focused in its effort deliver on election promises and to steer the nation to its deserved heights.”