Ahead of the Senate’s Tuesday plenary over the suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of moves to bribe All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers.
Apparently in response to the sitting of the senators slated Tuesday, President Buhari had summoned members of the APC in the Senate to a meeting at the Presidential Villa this Monday over Onnoghen’s matter.
However, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Sunday alleged that the reason the Presidency summoned all the APC senators to the Presidential Villa to a meeting this Monday was to bribe them to ensure that they opposed any move by the Senate to sanction him over Onnoghen’s suspension.
Buhari had on Friday suspended Onnoghen who is facing a six-count charge of false assets declaration filed against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The action had attracted condemnation both by several Nigerian senior lawyers, the Unites States, United Kingdom and the European Union among others.
The meeting with Buhari holds at the Banquet Hall. Its invitation was signed by the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, and the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.
But the PDP has argued thus, “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 may also open an inquest into how President Buhari, who parades himself as Mr Integrity, allegedly procured an order from the CCT upon which he announced the illegal suspension of the CJN.