The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that he is not losing sleep over the plot to impeach him by some senators and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Saraki made this known in Asaba, the Delta State capital, after a closed door meeting with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
He told newsmen that claims that the Senate was yet to reconvene due to fear of his impeachment is false, adding that those who had gone to the roof top to announce the plot to impeach him, should have dissipated such energy on democratic ideals that would better the lots of Nigerians.
He said; “I am not losing any sleep about impeachment; we have a country that a lot of Nigerians believe there must be rule of law; those who are talking about impeachment are engaging in cheap blackmail and I am not concerned about that”.
The Senate President said the mass defection to the PDP was because the APC has denied Nigerians of true democracy in the past three years, adding that nothing would derail the present Senate from upholding the tenets of good governance.
He said “our ideas and visions on what we expect in a democratic setting were not met in APC, hence we left.
“It is not about myself, but about democracy and Nigeria. I can assure you that very soon, every process will fizzle out as it should be. I don’t lose sleep because we have a country that believes in democracy and the way we should work. We have a constitution that guides what we do. So, I am not concerned about the impeachment plot”.
Continuing, he said “I spent four years with a very capable and competent colleague (Governor Okowa) in the Senate; we worked very closely together and I have come to spend some time with him and to hear his views now that I have rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“Governor Okowa is a very important party member, he is someone I truly respect and I have come to listen to him, hear his views and to consult with him”.