Senate Plot To Impeach Acting President Osinbajo & Replace Him With Saraki Exposed!

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July 7, 2017 – Senate Plot To Impeach Acting President Osinbajo & Replace Him With Saraki Exposed!

Concerned by negative reactions to some observations on the floor of the Senate, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Thursday night held a secret meeting with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Investigation conducted by our correspondent revealed that the Senate President’s meeting with the Acting President was based on “some developments that occurred in the Senate during the week, including the suspension of consideration of further nominations by the Executive in protest against the retention of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the consequent threats of impeachment by some Senators.

A source said: “The Senate President met with the Acting President. He actually came alone and without the paraphernalia of his office to underscore his commitment to rapprochement between the Executive and the National Assembly.

“Saraki took time to explain a few things to the Acting President, but the talks bordered on the clarification of a few misgivings, especially the rumour that he was planning to become the Acting President or instigating the Senate against the Presidency.

“He also took time to explain why the Senate wanted its resolutions respected in line with the principle of separation of powers.

“Above all, the session was actually frank.”

Findings made by our correspondent also showed that Thursday’s meeting between Osinbajo and Saraki was preceded by a visit the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, paid the Acting President on Wednesday night.

Before his visit to Osinbajo, Odigie-Oyegun was said to have reached out to the Senate leadership, asking them to prevail on warring senators to tread softly so as not to plunge the nation into unnecessary crisis.

A government source said: “The APC National chairman came at a time the Acting President was about to have a meeting with a select group of government officials. He was asked to join the meeting, which bordered on the battle line drawn by the Senate.

“During the session, the APC National chairman said he had interacted with Saraki and advised the Senate leadership and Senators to ‘lie low’ and avoid anything capable that was capable of plunging the nation into crisis.

“Oyegun also said the APC could not understand why the party in power would be in opposition against itself.

“No one can say if Oyegun’s intervention was responsible for the visit of the Senate President to Osinbajo.”

There were indications yesterday that the Presidency had uncovered four planks on which the Senate is hinging its threats of impeachment.

One of them is the running battle between the Presidency and the Senate over continued stay of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, in office.

A reliable Presidency source said: “Intelligence report revealed that some senators have identified four issues to take the Presidency on.

“These issues are insistence on the removal of Magu; the renewal of the row between the chamber and the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hamid Ali(rtd); the alleged denigrating comments of the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption(PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay and alleged constitutional breaches by the Acting President and the Presidency in general.

“Although the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, told the party leadership that the impeachment kite caught him unawares and he swiftly overruled the senators behind it, intelligence report indicated that “it was a kite flying agenda” by some senators.

“The government does not wholly believe the defence of the Senate leadership. It is closely monitoring events and putting safety valves in place, including legal dimension.

“Part of the intelligence report showed that some senators had plotted the impeachment script before the Tuesday session.

“Those who tabled the motion were actually not aware that the Acting President had returned to the country.”

It was learnt at press time yesterday that some past leaders (names withheld) had teamed up with the Acting President against the threats from the Senate.

“These leaders have told the Acting President to remain focused and ignore elements trying to cause political upheaval in the country.

“In fact, they assured Osinbajo of their support. These are leaders who the government thought had identified with the Senate.”

The tone for the impeachment process was set by two issues raised on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.

The Senate had on Tuesday taken exception to the retention of the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the Executive’s alleged non-compliance with the resolutions of the Senate.

The President of the Senate had said: “This is an issue that we have to once and for all address. We cannot pass laws and see that the laws are not being obeyed. This resolution must be obeyed by the Acting President, otherwise we will take appropriate actions and resolutions.”

On the same day, Senators Eyinanya Abaribe and Kabiru Marafa had under Point of Order asked the Senate President to become Acting President in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Acting President, who was away for AU meeting in Addis Ababa.

Marafa said: “If the President is not around, the Vice President should act, and if the Vice President is not around, the Senate President, who is the number 3 citizen should become Acting President.”

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6 thoughts on “Senate Plot To Impeach Acting President Osinbajo & Replace Him With Saraki Exposed!

  1. You see this yeye democracy self, if these idiotic senators follow through then the whole country will sack them by force or will send signals to the military to do its thing.

  2. There is no healthy argument among them about how to move the Nation forward, they are all interested to be in power, nuisance in power.

    If the Country is one as many people are claiming,why will it be an issue in allowing the vice President take over in the absent of the President? why will the president not resign and take care of his health? PMB as i know is not the one behind all these their stupid display,but the same cabals,criminals who surrounded him, starting from Obasanjo and Tinubu. They will be opening their mouth accusing Nnamdi Kanu as the one destabilizing the country. Biafra is here to be,no going back.

  3. The current political turmoil in the country emerge as a result of failure on the part of the Government to keep strict to the rule of law through which every successful nation hang itself. I concur absolutely with the statement made by Mr Marafa who made the last sentence in the news above. By now both the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives suppose to have written a declaration that the president is unable to discharged the powers and duties of his office based on his health condition. Thereupon the national assembly need to decide the issue assembling within the stipulated time allowed by our constitution for the possible take over of the post of president by Yemi Osibanjo. But in the absence of the acting president in the country, our national law allow for the senate president to act as the president and oversee the affairs of the nation. I do not think exercising this constitutional right by the senate president means he’s plotting to impeach the acting president doctor Yemi Osibanjo. In the case of Magu the acting EFCC chairman, the senates have earlier argued that Magu has abused his office which report has been formally presented by the DSS to the executive president. The president has already wade into the matter presented by the DSS and the argument of Magu himself and did not see the issue as meritorious enough to withdraw Magu’s nomination. I therefore see no reason why the Senate house should contest the final decision made by the president regarding the appointment of Magu. So the question is,on what ground is the senate house disapproving the appointment of Magu as the EFCC chairman when their is no legal basis for his removal? I personally do not think that senate approval is needed for any appointment of an EFCC chairman according to our constitution. The truth be told,Magu has shaking our corrupt politicians to their very foundation and quite a lot of billions of naira stolen from our national treasury have so far been recovered under his tenor. They clearly do not want Magu in that office especially Olubukola Saraki the senate president whose case of corruption has been re-appealed by the federal government. In one of my article I wrote in naijagists, I said it boldly that their should be no escape for our corrupt politician irrespective of their political affiliation. Until we begin to see many enemies of this nation sentence to life imprisonment regardless of their accumulated stolen wealth,we will never see the end of corruption in Nigeria.

  4. I have sais it times without number that, we are not yet ripe for democracy in Africa. The kind of democracy we are practicing in Nigeria is quite different from the one they practice in white man’s Countries. These Senators should be deliberating on the most pressing issues affecting millions of Nigeria especially to prove in the absence of the President that they are capable of directing the affairs of Nigeria without hassle.

    As usual these senathives always like to remove the right guy because he won’t let them steal from government coffer. The will do anything to remove him so that they can continue their Kleptomaniac act. Since it was difficult for them to remove Buhari, they tried to go on spiritual attack on him but God has not given them victory that is why they turned out to become the most saddest Legislathieves on earth.

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