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PDP again alerts plot to arrest Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again raised alarm over alleged plots to arrest the Senate President and deputy, Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu respectively to pave way for their impeachment.

PDP had earlier alleged the All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning to use the federal might to impeach and silent the current leadership of the Senate.

The APC, however, have consistently asked Saraki to resign as Senate president after he defected from a party (APC) with majority members in the Senate.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and concerned members of the public have asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign as Senate president because he had defected from the party with majority members in the Senate.

But the PDP and concerned members of the public have responded Saraki can only be removed through proper procedure and with alleged force by the APC.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbodiyan said in a statement on Sunday that, “the fresh plot is to detain the two presiding officers is part of the renewed design to keep them out of circulation ahead of Senate resumption’’.

He said the plot was designed to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu adding that the move is to create an impression that the two failed to show up for proceedings in the Senate.

The PDP spokesperson added that the arrest was planned to come ahead of the reconvening of the National Assembly and to purportedly hold the Senate leaders back from the sitting and, thereafter, impeach them in their absence.

Ologbodiyan accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the alleged plot to arrest and detain the officers.

In his statement, he further said that part of the plot was to purportedly use security forces and some government agencies to clamp down on the family members of the Senate leaders.

He, however, called on Nigerians and the international community to prevail on the ruling party to shelve such plan.

“In all, the PDP cautions the APC and power mongers to know that Nigerians have seen through their intentions and will continue to firmly resist them by standing for democracy and the unity of our nation at all times,” he said.

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