By Henry Umoru
ABUJA- CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, PDP, Bauchi Central, yesterday took a swipe at former Lagos State Governor and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Tinubu over his claim in Uyo that the National Assembly was planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that it was mere fabrication and far from the truth.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja, Senator Misau urged Nigerians to disregard what he described as empty talk by Tinubu, adding that it as “a mere partisan rhetoric aimed at catching the attention of the crowd”
Misau who described the rally where the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senators Godswill Akpabio dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the APC as a planned one, said, “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 (PDP) 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 enthronement of rule of law, independence of the legislature and the judiciary and ensuring good governance.
“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.
“We therefore urge all Nigerians and members of the international community to ignore that claim. There is no basis for anybody to make such claim. It is a mere fabrication and a stunt pulled to please the partisan crowd to which it was uttered.”