- A group said it has uncovered plots by the members of the NASS to remove President Muhammadu Buhari
- It, however, said it will deploy all political instruments at its disposal to prevent what could plunge the country into crisis
- The group also called for the immediate resignation of the Senate president, Ahmad Lawal
Members of the National Assembly (NASS) are reportedly planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, a group has alleged.
Speaking through a statement on Monday, December 28, the group, Core All Progressives Congress Supporters Network (Co-APC-SuN), described the plots as "unacceptable, distasteful, offensive and condemnable."
It also called for the removal of the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, who doubles as the chairman of the 9th NASS, The Sun reports.
The group, which spoke through its spokesman Alhaji Bala Abubakar, also vowed that it shall deploy the instruments at its disposal to closely monitor the political engagements of the Senate president.
It also called on the All Progressives Congress (APC), members of the APC in the NASS and others to be vigilant "in order to foil the attempt and should not be allowed to generate political crisis in Nigeria.
"We learnt reliably that these subversive elements within the party fold have concluded plans in alliance with opposition blocs in the parliament to replace President Buhari with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is expected to only serve out the remaining two years of the Buhari Presidency and handover.
"It is a veiled agenda to imperil Nigeria’s democracy, cause further anarchy in the polity. We shall not hesitate to use every legal force at our disposal to resist the manic ambition of some desperadoes to govern the country through backdoor tactics, instead of the popular ballot."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that for demanding the impeachment of President Buhari, the House of Representatives vowed to take disciplinary action against one of its lawmakers Kingsley Chinda.
Chinda, leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus, had on Monday, December 7, called for Buhari's impeachment following the overwhelming reactions that trailed the killing of rice farmers in Zabarmari and the security situation in the north.
But speaking during a plenary on Monday, December 21, House majority leader, Ado Doguwa, distanced the PDP from Chinda's statement.
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