The Senator representing Edo Central in the National Assembly, Clifford Ordia has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, will never get the 2/3 majority needed to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caucus in the Red Chamber will do all it takes to stop the APC caucus from getting the required 73 senators to activate the removal of the two presiding officers of the Senate.
In an interview with the Sun Newspaper, Ordia said: “APC knows that it doesn’t have the number to remove Saraki and Ekweremandu as president of the senate and deputy president of the senate, respectively. They need 2/3 to remove them and they will never have it in this Eight Senate. Let them continue to chase shadows until they get tired.
“Those saying that 2/3 of those present and voting can remove Saraki and Ekweremadu are ignorant of the law. They know that they are wrong and that they are on the wrong side of history. I don’t know why they are losing sleep over this issue. Instead of them to focus on more important things, they are chasing shadows.
“We will not allow them to remove Saraki and Ekweremadu. We will defend their mandate.”
“APC didn’t give them the mandate. We did. If it means keeping night vigil at the National Assembly to ensure that their plans don’t succeed, we will do it.
“When it comes to the issue of lawmaking, there are global best practices. The parliament all over the world has a way of conducting it’s affairs. I don’t know why the APC wants to teach us how to run our business. This is a threat to democracy and we must not allow this to happen. Nigerians must rise up and defend this democracy,” the Edo lawmaker said.