Kola Ologbondiyan (Photo Credit; Twitter)

The main opposition Party in Nigeria, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday alerted of moves by certain agents of the Federal Government to supposedly bribe Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to defend President Muhammadu Buhari from inevitable parliamentary sanctions for gross misconduct and constitutional breaches.

Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP spokesperson, in a statement said intelligence available to the party “shows that this is the reason the Presidency summoned all APC senators to a clandestine meeting on Monday night, ahead of the Senate’s resumption on Tuesday.”

He said the PDP have been told of how the Buhari Presidency has been unsettled after the international and national outcry over his constitutional breaches, especially the assault on the judiciary in his attempt to forcefully remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen and impose a pliable CJN to do his command.

The statement stated: “President Buhari is not only apprehensive that the Senate might sanction him for violating the constitution and usurping its statutory duties regarding the handling of issues related to a CJN, the parliament might also open an inquest into how President Buhari, who parades as Mr. Integrity, allegedly procured an Order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) upon which he announced the illegal suspension of the CJN.

“There are reports that the said order is suspicious and subject to investigation, being not argued or issued in the open court; following which a distressed Buhari Presidency now seeks to corrupt and undermine the Senate.

“The PDP has been made aware of how money has been moved from the coffers of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to bribe the APC senators, as well as how each APC senator has been offered huge sums of money in foreign currency to engage in heckling during the session, particularly when the matter is raised.

“However, the PDP wants the APC senators to note that the issue at hand is not partisan; it is not even about Justice Walter Onnoghen, but about nationhood, as well as the protection of our democracy and constitution from despotism.

“The Buhari Presidency is bent on corrupting our democratic institutions but Nigerians are watching the action of our lawmakers at this critical time.”

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