Following the formal defection of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki from the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the caucus of PDP in the House of Representatives has vowed to resist the impeachment plot against him.
The caucus said it is currently keeping vigilance over the Senate Chamber to prevent it being forcefully accessed by APC Senators.
The decision of the lawmakers followed an alleged plot to impeach Saraki by some APC senators said to have perfected plans to force their ways into the chamber with the connivance of security agencies.
The National Assembly is currently on a two-month annual recess.
The Deputy Minority Leader of the House Chukwuka Onyema briefed reporters at the National Assembly yesterday evening where he said PDP lawmakers in the House would scuttle the plot by watching over the National Assembly.
Onyema, who was flanked by about 10 members alleged senators, Abdullahi Adamu, Ovie Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume as being the arrowheads of the forceful takeover of the Senate chamber and the impeachment plot while the federal lawmakers are on their annual vacation.
He said: “The aim of their invasion while other senators are on recess is to come and sit illegally when everybody is on recess to impeach the senate president.
“We also have it on good authority that they are planning to come back this night and tomorrow morning aided by security forces; our own security forces whose job is to protect the lives of Nigerians.
“They are the ones leading these dissident senators to come and truncate our democracy. We might think they want to take over the senate; that’s not what they want to do.
“They want to truncate this democracy of ours. But we the PDP caucus has decided to stay here to keep vigil and wait to s what’s going to happen tonight and tomorrow night”.
He however said it was time for Nigerians to rise up and defend the nation’s democracy, “This is not a rape on the National Assembly, it’s a rape on democracy which concerns all of us.
“If we allow this to happen, then we can as well go back to when we use to have a military junta.
“We also have some information that some policemen have arrived. We want to find out what they are doing here,” he added