Senator Abu Ibrahim, Senate committee Chairman on Police Affairs, has alleged that impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari was planned to begin on Thursday at the National Assembly.
Ibrahim said this while reacting to the defection of over 50 members of the ruling party in the two chambers to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday.
The lawmaker, who is also the chairman of Buhari Support Group said, “The impeachment of the president should have started Thursday. Everybody was planning. We know they were planning.
“They realized and learnt that we know. They knew that if they had remained up till today, a lot of things would have happened”.
Ibrahim also said that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, must resign from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to him, the recent happenings in the party have shown that they can no longer be trusted.
“Saraki and Dogara should resign today or the APC should send them away. They are no longer APC members.
“The only reason why Saraki and Dogara have not left the APC is that they know that if they leave they will lose their seats. But we will force them to leave.
‘Left to me, I will recommend to APC to expel them. They are no longer needed in the party. We will be cured of cancer if they leave.
“Me as Abu Ibrahim, I am asking Saraki and Dogara to leave APC today. I will meet Oshiomhole (Adams) to expel them. Let them leave APC, Saraki and Dogara should leave APC today," he added.
He stated that Saraki and Dogara’s eventual exit will not affect the APC in anyway.