PDP Senators deny being involved in plot to impeach Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate caucus, on Saturday, said that it was not involved in the alleged plot to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the report as “false, baseless and unfounded.”

This was contained in a joint statement by the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio; Minority Whip, Philip Aduda; and Deputy Minority Whip, Biodun Olujimi.

They noted that the PDP Senate Caucus had “neither discussed nor participated in any discussion or congregation on the issue of impeaching and/or serving notice of impeachment on President Muhammadu Buhari.”

The statement further reads that, “By the admission of the Minister of Finance when she appeared before the Senate on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at plenary, the Nigerian economy is technically in recession. Therefore, this is no time for politicking.

“Rather we should all join hands together to address the problems of unemployment, hunger, poverty and insecurity currently ravaging our country.

“The downturn in the economy is of more concern to us as PDP Senators who are known patriots. Nigerians are passing through very difficult times and our immediate concern is how to assist in proffering solutions to the economic crises that we are presently faced with.

“Before the Senate proceeded on a six-week recess on Thursday, July 21, 2016 there was no such item as impeachment of President Buhari, on the agenda of the PDP Senate Caucus or that of the Senate.”

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