Lawmakers under the aegis of Parliamentary Democrats Group, PDG, has raised the alarm over plans to impeach Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, after receiving the Peoples Democratic Party nomination form.
Spokesperson of the PDG, Mr. Timothy Golu, in a statement on Friday, warned that any move to impeach Dogara would be met with utmost resistance.He said lawmakers have already started keeping vigil in and around the National Assembly Complex to protect the speaker of House of Representatives against impeachment.
Golu also disclosed that many lawmakers from other political parties would be defecting to the PDP upon the resumption of plenary.The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to media reports suggesting that the leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, is plotting to remove the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, after he accepted PDP nomination forms from his constituents.
“Much as we believe that this is an exercise in futility, we, however, want to state categorically clear that any attempt to instigate crisis or undermine the authority, right or position of the Speaker on account of this political action, which is legal and constitutional would meet a brick wall.’’
Golu further noted that, “As it is now, it is not only Speaker Yakubu Dogara, we have many other members, including a principal officer who has signified interest to join the band wagon. So, we can effectively say that on resumption, Dogara will be presiding over a House with PDP in majority.”
“We have already mobilised our members to monitor situations and keep vigil 24/7, both in National Assembly and outside to ensure that no any act of impunity is brought to bear on account of Speaker’s political decision.”
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