The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has called for the impeachment of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
Oshiomhole made the call on Friday at a press briefing in Abuja.
The APC National Chairman, who had originally said it was expected that Saraki would leave his position after defecting, implored APC senators to explore the legal means for the Senate President’s impeachment.
He also accused Saraki of anti-party activities while in the APC and of intentionally delaying the passage of the 2018 budget, to upset the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to develop critical infrastructure in the country.
Oshiomhole called for Saraki’s impeachment barely two weeks after the Senate President announced his defection from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
On July 31, Senator Saraki said he was leaving the ruling party after extensive consultations and efforts to ensure a harmonious existence in the APC proved futile.
His defection had sparked mixed reactions from the APC and PDP camps, although the ruling party has said the wave of defection would not affect their chances of victory in the coming elections.