Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has attacked Senate President Bukola Saraki over what he decern as a plot to impeach him in a bid to take over the government.
A row has been reported between the Senate and the Presidency over a statement credited to Osinbajo on the confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, whose nomination was rejected twice, following a damning report by the Department of State Security Services, DSS.
Osinbajo had claimed that the Senate has no powers to confirm certain nominees appointed by the Federal Government.
In their response, the Senate called on the Acting President to apologise and withdraw his statement adding that it would stand down all requests for confirmation into executive positions in the Federal Government.
Political analysts have pointed out that ambitious Saraki, having an eye on the presidency, is looking at seizing the opportunity to attack and forcefully impeach the Acting President.
“The other day there was a rumour that Saraki wanted to sponsor oil marketers against Osinbajo.
“There is also a rumour that he wants to endorse CONFAB report to get the backing of Nigerians but his sinister intention is that Osinbajo is eventually impeached paving way for him to assume the number seat of power.
“That was why they rejected Osinbajo’s letter in the senate digging out excuses.
“So it seems Osinbajo is very much aware and is now blowing hot.” A source told TM News.
However, replying Saraki, Osinbajo had in the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting on Wednesday, called on the lawmakers to concentrate on their responsibility as there was no vacancy in the presidency.
“Those who want to be Acting President should concentrate on learning the meaning of “OVERSIGHT FUNCTION” first, so they can render their duties creditably to those who elected them.
“At the moment, all they do is attack Nigerians, who as much as raise a voice about the mediocre services they are rendering to their constituents.
“There’s no vacancy in the Presidency that needs filling.
“Stay where you were elected to be and serve Nigerians from that platform. So far, you have not……” Osinbajo stated.