Chairman of splinter ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Buba Galadima has said his group Reformed APC has the majority in the National Assembly and can impeach President Muhamaddu Buhari.
Galadima reacting to a statement credited to the party National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole discribing the group as “hired mercenaries” after a five hour meeting with the party caucus in the house of representative.
“Those who are seeking breakup that is their problem. We are engaging real stakeholders. I mean between the executive and the two arms of the national assembly. We have very important influential leaders we are engaging. If people are being sponsored by those who thought our convention will be a failure, those who were expecting implosion, so be it”.
Oshiomhole also taunted Galadima, saying he would not lose sleep over the R-APC leader.
But the R-APC chairman said in an interview with ThisDay aside having majority in the national assembly, many Nigerians are also on the side of the group.
He said the emergence of R-APC is the beginning of crisis in the ruling party.
“I want to say that today, as I sit here, if I give a directive to our members in the national assembly to impeach for constitutional infractions, it would be carried out because we have that majority,” Galadima was quoted to have said.
“There is no man of integrity and honesty as Buba Galadima. Those of us that had sacrificed our sweat and blood cannot sit idly and watch these values destroyed. This is the beginning of what is called crisis in the party.
“Nigerians from all works of life have shown solidarity with us. For those who said that they are not losing sleep, why are they scampering to the National Assembly to beg cap in hand?”
There was tension in the ruling party prior to it National Convention of reported plan by aggrieved members to stage a walkout and form another party but the convention was successful.