Abubakar Kawu Baraje, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has stated that those plotting to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki would fail.
He said this in Ilorin, Kwara state, on Saturday, February 3, 2018, after a prayer session to commemorate his 67th Birthday.
The former acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party said he was aware of the ongoing plot by certain forces to impeach Saraki.
Baraje said: “Many of us helped to build APC. I’m one of them, he (Saraki) was and still one of them. We are still building the party. I think the party has not made a statement about the so-called threat to impeach him. We only learnt from the news that we read and from hearsays.
“And I think very sincerely, there must be ground before you impeach somebody like him, and they (Senators) have their own rules and regulations and we all have constitutions that guide impeachment.
“If the Senate President is seen to have violated such rules, why not. But sincerely as of today and to the best of my knowledge, I don’t think any Senate President in the past, in the immediate-past or long past has held the Senate like Bukola Saraki has been holding it.
“He has been seeing to be a team player, he has been seeing to be the leader that carries the Senate along and he has been seeing to be somebody, who can endure, give and sacrifice for this nation.
“Remember that he got to that position like a war as if he was fighting a war. Today, even those people, who opposed him, are the most fanatical people, who are his supporters today. So, what reason do you want to say you have to want to impeach such a person.”