Threaten to Sack Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami
BY OBUTE JAMES
Indications emerged on Tuesday that the Senators sympathetic to Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu were planning on how to impeach President Muhammad Buhari.
Senators who spoke on condition of anonymity to this medium revealed that the closed door session of the Senators on Tuesday was so turbulence as Senators loyal to Senate President and Ekweremadu made attempt to lynch Senators of Unity Forum. The Senators of like-minds are loyal to senator Saraki while that of the Unity Forum are those loyal to the party, the All Progressive Congress, APC . The two camps emerged prior to the National Assembly leadership election in June 2015.
It was revealed that the move was to first all create confusion by removing the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and thereby paving way to start impeachment process against President Buhari.
The atmosphere became charged at the Senate closed door session when Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District threatened to beat up Senator Remi Tinubu up and kill anyone who will go against their plan.
The Executive Session, was chaired by Saraki.
Shortly after the commencement of the executive session, Senator Dino Melaye said in his remarks that the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, must be brought before the Senate to be thoroughly grilled and humiliated for charging Saraki, Ekweremandu and two others to court over forgery of Senate Standing Order Rule.
Mr. Melaye called on the Senators in attendance to fight the presidency to a standstill. In his rant, he issued a wide variety of threats. Recognized to speak, Senator Remi Tinubu (APC) Lagos Central said the Senate should not be reduced to a kindergarten where Senators could just issue childish threats, and called on Senators to close ranks and seek reconciliation amongst its members.
It was then Melaye flew into rage, calling her names. “I will beat you up on this floor and nothing will happen,” he threatened.
The statement caused a commotion on the floor as Senators in her support gathered to protect her. There were attempt to physically attack the senators who were in her support
Senate President Saraki also reportedly nodded his head as Melaye called Mrs. Tinubu unprintable names.
Senators who spoke with this medium on condition of anonymity said that the Judiciary is the third arm of government saddled with the responsibility of interpreting the laws. They of the opinion that the Judiciary has the constitutional power to address any conflicting issue between the Executive and the Legislative arm of government. They also urged their colleagues to allow the Judiciary do their work by allowing the affected persons clear their names in the court if they have no skeleton in their cupboard.
Similarly, the Senators believed to be behind the current forgery trial were threatened by the like-mind Senators, with Melaye threatening to kill anyone who shows up in court to testify against Saraki and Ekweremadu.
One of the steps being taking was to summon the Inspector General of Police who will be forced to declare AGF Malami wanted if he refuses to show up at the Senate from there it was gathered that Senators opposed to Buhari would start impeachment proceedings against him.
However, there are seeming cracks in Saraki’s camp as some members have already pulled out or reduced their open support for him due to his many scandals. The Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume (APC) Borno South, has reportedly fallen out with the Senate President because he was openly accused of being too close to Buhari and nursing the ambition of becoming the Senate President. Ndume was also absent during the executive session.
A lawmaker who does not want his name on print alleged that Dino is someone who always pursues his personal interest irrespective of the grave consequences of his actions. The source alleged that he always aligned with a group in order to cause commotion.
This is not the first time that Dino Melaye is creating problem in the National Assembly. On June 23, 2010, Dino was suspended indefinitely along 10 other members in the House of Representatives under the leadership of Hon. Dimeji Bankole for creating problem in the House. Dino created confusion leading to serious fighting among members in the chamber. During the commotion in the chamber, he was almost stripped naked as his clothe was torn. The confusion then started when Dino went to one Hon. Chile Ogbuagu and snatched the paper he was reading from him. He was later bundled out before his indefinite suspension with 10 other members.