The plot by the presidency to moves against the speaker of the House of Representatives Kick-started yesterday as members of the Peoples Democratic Party loyal to the Bamanga Tukur faction of the party reportedly received huge sums of money to largesse to commence move to impeach the speaker.
According to 247ureports.com, the Members of the ‘old’ PDP in the House of Reps assembled at Bolingo Hotels in Abuja to collect their shares of the largesse.
Each member according to the report smiled home with a whooping $25,000. The amount isseed money to the ‘Tambuwal must go’ agitation being sponsored by the Presidency.
The presidency may have initiated the move following fears that the speaker may make it easy for the opposition legislators’ in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to team up with member in the ‘New’ PDP and initiate impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan.
The fear that the lawmaker may move against the president came to fore as the member of the National Assembly resumed from a two months recess.
The resumption culminated in a free for all fight when governors and member of the ‘New’ PDP, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje stormed the National Assembly to address the lawmakers.
The coming weeks in the House of Representative no doubt promises to be very interesting as different moves will be initiated by different interest groups.