Isah Misau, the Senator representing Bauchi Central senatorial district, on Thursday described the allegation by Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the National Assembly intends to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari as a “mere partisan rhetoric aimed at catching the crowd of the crowd.”
Senator Misau made the claims in a statement issued in reaction to Tinubu’s claims of impeachment on Wednesday at a rally to welcome Senator Godswill Akpabio to the APC on Wednesday.
The Senator insisted that lawmakers under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, or the legislature as a whole are not contemplating to impeach the President.
The Bauchi lawmaker wondered why a politician of Tinubu’s status should engage in “sabre-rattling”, noting that the immediate concern of the National Assembly is to “defend democracy.”
The statement read, ” 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.”
Senator Misau challenged Tinubu, a former Lagos State Governor, to present any evidence to substantiate his claims rather than being immersed with the ecstasy of the rally.
He said, “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.”
The Senator urged Nigerians and the international community to neglect the “fabrications” as it had was not authentic.