What Senators are doing to stop Saraki’s impeachment – Sen. Gyunka - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Thursday, August 16, 2018

What Senators are doing to stop Saraki’s impeachment – Sen. Gyunka

A Federal lawmaker, Sen. Philip Gyunka, on Wednesday in Lafia, said that any plot to illegally impeach the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, will be strongly resisted.

Gyunka, representing Nasarawa North, said this at a rally on Wednesday to mark his official declaration to run for Nasarawa State governorship election.

Gyunka, countering the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole on the matter, said PDP Senators were already keeping vigil to stop any of such moves.

“We are keeping watch on their plans.

“If they want the Senate President removed, which is impossible, they must have two third majorities.

“They have been attempting and failing. I know they will still make attempts but they will not succeed because I know Nigerians will not allow them to make mockery of the nation’s democracy.

“If you hear a lawmaker speaking, he is speaking the minds of thousands of people.

“How then should someone, who was appointed and has neither gone to the rural areas to feel the pulse of the people, nor held town hall meeting be insisting that a man that was duly chosen by his colleagues be removed at all course.

“Oshiomhole should be educated that this is not unionism. This is an issue that has to do with the Constitution and we will not allow him to violate it,” he said.

According to him, unlike majority and minority leadership, which are from majority and minority parties, a lawmaker can be president of the senate irrespective of party affiliation.

“Besides that, there are conditions for impeachment should lawmakers be dissatisfied with whoever they chose to lead them.

“The law is clear on this. If two third majorities say they do not want him, he will be removed.

“But for Oshiomhole to keep threatening that Saraki must be impeached when he is not a lawmaker, beats my imagination.

“It is obvious from all his threats that there might be plans to do something unlawful, which we will resist vehemently.

“It beats my imagination that Nigeria, a country that should play the big brother when it comes to respect for the rule of law would be disgracing itself before the international community with this kind of development,” he added.

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