The House of Representatives has never contemplated moving an impeachment against President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief Whip Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, said yesterday in Bauchi.
The Chief Whip spoke against the backdrop of alleged moves by some senators to impeach the president even though the Senate denied the existence of an impeachment plot against Mr. Buhari.
Ado-Doguwa, however, urged Nigerians and friends of the country not to take the allegation seriously.
He said: “As a principal officer of the House of Representatives, we never had any such consideration before us.
“So the speculation is unfolded, it has not come to my notice officially or otherwise from any principal officer or any member, so it is a mere speculation and should be left at that level
“This matter has never been contemplated on the floor of the House. The House has never at any point in thought of it or deliberated on it.
“As far as the House and the leadership of the House are concerned, we have no cause whatsoever to contemplate the impeachment of the president, after all, we don’t have any impeachable offence at hand to which to even take any action against him”.
The Chief Whip explained that the Reps “have no cause whatsoever, genuinely or otherwise to contemplate the impeachment of Mr. President”.