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Saraki borrows from Oshiomhole’s playbook, says ‘I’m not losing sleep about impeachment’

Saraki borrows from Oshiomhole’s playbook, says 'I'm not losing sleep about impeachment'

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not losing sleep over threats by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to impeach him.

Saraki’s words will likely remind many observers of those of APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, when he tried to downplay the gale of defections that befell his party.

Speaking on the threat, Saraki said those who were championing his removal were using “cheap blackmail” rather than following the due process as enshrined in the constitution.

The former Kwara State governor spoke in Asaba, the Delta State Capital, after a closed-door meeting with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at Government House on Saturday.

The meeting lasted for over 40 minutes.

Saraki was accompanied by some senators including Dino Melaye and Peter Nwaoboshi.

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He dismissed insinuations that he had refused to reconvene the National Assembly to consider the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a ploy to forestall his likely impeachment.

He said, “I am not losing any sleep about impeachment. We have a country that a lot of Nigerians believed there must be rule of law and those who are talking about impeachment are engaging in cheap blackmail. I am not concerned about that.”

The meeting was also attended by the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, and the state chairman of the PDP, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso.

 

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