There seem to be panic within the presidency and the All Peoples Congress (APC) as Senate President Abubakar Saraki has ordered his colleagues to reconvene over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnonhen.
On Friday January 25, President Buhari suspended Onnoghen on the orders of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, an action which is widely criticized within and outside the shores of the country.
Cyber Reporters understand that Senator Saraki and some principal officers of the Senate will meet with the leadership of the House of Reps would have a crucial meeting today (Sunday) to deliberate on the agenda for the emergency session.
The National Assembly looks concerned public outcry that greeted Buhari’s suspension of Onnoghen on Friday.
A source said: “The leadership of the two chambers has agreed to reconvene on Tuesday. They will, however, hold a crucial meeting in the private residence of the Senate President on Sunday evening (today).
“The meeting will set agenda for the emergency session they plan for Tuesday. I cannot confirm whether the impeachment of the President will form part of the agenda but I can assure you that a drastic decision will be taken against him.”
However, the APC caucus in the Senate have vowed that any form of impeachment process against the president will not stand.
Ali Ndume, a former Senate leader has claimed that President Buhari’s move to suspend Onnoghen is within his constitutional rights.
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He said: “As members of the APC in the National Assembly, we will put the nation’s interest above any parochial or sectional consideration in dealing with the issue.
“However, if anybody wants to start another trouble in the Senate over the issue, we are ready. We have the number; we have the strength because we constitute the majority.
“It’s just that the Senate leadership wants to play to the gallery, otherwise, I don’t see the same leadership that accused the judiciary of meddling in its affairs now moving against the President for fighting corruption in that arm of government.”