The Abia State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has demanded an unreserved apology from Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia South in the Senate over what they called his derogatory comment against President Muhammadu Buhari on the floor of the Senate on Thursday.
Senator Abaribe, in his contribution to a debate at the plenary on Thursday described President Muhammadu Buhari, as “incompetent” leader who had nothing to offer Nigeria and need to either resign or be impeached.
The publicity secretary of Abia APC, Comrade Benedict Godson, in a statement on Saturday, described Senator Abaribe as a “drowning man” who has obviously lost idea on how to make positive impact on the lives of his constituents.
The statement reads, Senator Enyi Abaribe has also lost focus and the reason for being a senator. We are totally unhappy with him because his comment was a pointer that he has no respect for the office and person of the president. This is politics taken too far and we, the Abia state chapter of APC would not accept that.
“We demand that his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), should call him to order or possibly punish him for such a comment against a President that enjoys the goodwill and support of Nigerians, home and abroad.
“We suggest that the leadership of the Senate should also activate their rule book and visit him with sanctions to serve as lesson to others who might attempt to abuse their privileges as senators.
“Abaribe’s duties as a senator is to contribute to the making of laws that would strengthen our institutions and herald better living conditions for the people and not to make derogatory statements against a duly elected President of Nigeria.
“Let’s just remind him that his days are numbered in the red chamber, because, we have embarked on grassroot campaign to convince electorates to look the way of APC in the 2019 elections so that people like Senator Abaribe don’t get the opportunity to occupy a seat in the hallow chamber.”