Senate President, Bukola Saraki will finally face the threats of his impeachment when lawmakers resume to the National Assembly today, October 9, 2018.
The National Assembly had started legislative recess during its July 24 plenary amid a controversial clampdown on its leadership with security operatives laying siege on Saraki’s residence as well as the residence of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Shortly after the recess, Saraki dumped All Progressives Congress(APC) for the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), as he accused the party of witch-hunting him for undemocratic reasons.
During the recess, the party repeatedly called for the senate president to reconvene lawmakers to approve the budget for the 2019 general elections that had been sent by President Muhammadu Buhari in July. Many people believed this was a ploy to carry out Saraki’s impeachment.
APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has repeatedly boasted in public that Saraki will be impeached in a democratic manner if he does not hounourably step down.
Even though the National Assemby was initially scheduled to resume on September 25, it was postponed for a further two weeks due to the primary elections that were being conducted by political parties.
With the elections done, the Senate President will now face his opposition at plenary for the first time since the threat for him to step down or be impeached was made.
This was after he lost the presidential ticket of the PDP to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.