The Parliamentary Support Group of the Senate and House of Representatives has condemned the resolution passed in a joint Executive session of the National Assembly held today where the threat to sack President Muhammadu Buhari led government was raised .
The group maintained that the impeachment threat was an exercise in futility as the members of the group are ready bayle ready for any opposition to President Buhari led government.
The group alleged that almost all the members and senators that spoke at the Executive session were of the PDP while members of the APC declined joining the discussion to avoid a rowdy confrontation as the entire session could easily pass for a PDP Executive session
The group commended the Speaker of the House of representatives Hon Yakubu Dogara who tactically refused to make any comment at the session even after the Senate President took time to explain the issues which were mostly personal
The group in a statement signed by one of it prominent members, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin said the joint executive session was disturbing and raised many questions of pre determined intentions that a known ally of the Senate President from Kwara State Hon Rasak Atunwa drafted what was adopted as the resolution and without voting against standard parliamentary practice
Parliamentary Support Group noted that most of the issues raised concerning the fight against corruption, insecurity and the rule of law has been severally discussed in the Senate and the House and various resolutions passed
The group also commended the efforts of Mr President in the fight against corruption, tackling of the insecurity challenges and respect for rule of law and democratic institutions. They said President Buhari is known for his non interference policy.
The group advised every Senator or Member of House who has corruption or criminal allegation against him or her to clear his or her name without dragging the entire institution of the National Assembly into the matter
They further urged the leadership of the National Assembly to look in ward and address the issue of suffocating Senators and members with dissenting or contrary opinion through coercion or extra legal means
They also urged PDP to recall how it members in the 7th Assembly sat comfortably in the chamber and watched a sitting Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal locked out of the National Assembly and all his security personnels withdrawn while APC members had to scale the fence to gain entrance into the National Assembly
“we must exercise caution at this delicate period not to over heat the polity with statements that are capable of dividing the country, embarrassing us before the watching world and creating friction between the legislature, Executive and specifically Mr President.
We wish to reaffirm our support to Mr President as he works assiduously towards dealing with the challenges of our country “the group stated.