Thursday, 14 July 2016

We Are Not Plotting Buhari’s Impeachment – Senator Wamakko


Aliyu Wamakko, a Nigerian senator has condemned what he termed as “false and malicious story” published by “an online newspaper” alleging that a series of meetings were held in his house to strategize on how the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Wamakko, the chairperson of the senate committee on basic and secondary education, issued a statement on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 to “set the records straight” by stating that a meeting was actually held in his residence “towards finding amicable solution to the frosty relationship” between the the presidency and the senate.

“My attention was drawn to a false and malicious story published by an online newspaper that a series of meetings were held in my residence to strategize on the impeachment proceedings of President Muhammadu Buhari,” Wamakko said.
“To set the records straight, a meeting was only held in my residence towards finding amicable solution to the frosty relationship between the executive and legislature,”
The statement, which was e-mailed to The Trent, did not mention the names of other senators who attended the meeting or when the meetings held.
Wamakko, who is an All Progressives Congress, APC senator representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, reaffirmed his support for his party and the president saying, “I have no cause to scheme against the president and the party I campaigned for or the cause I believe in.”
“Let me once again reiterate that we hold the president in high esteem, and we will do our best towards ensuring that there is cordial relationship and harmony between the two arms of government,” he added.

There are growing concerns within the Nigerian presidency that the senate is plotting an impeachment against President Muhammadu Buhari for constitutional breaches committed in his one year in office.

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