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Published On: Mon, Dec 15th, 2014

No plan to impeach Mark – Senate

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David Mark -senateBy Ikechukwu Okaforadi

The Senate has described as false purported moves by a section of aggrieved senators to impeach the Senate President, David Mark, saying the Senate remains ‘one united family’.

A statement issued by the Senate Spokesman, Enyinnaya Abaribe, to debunk the alleged threats of impeachment, said the story only exists in the imagination of the reporters.

He added that senators operating as a body of one united family, have never at any time found any ground to move against its leadership or even thwart the long-standing unity the upper chamber is known for, irrespective of political party affiliation.

He said the senate has a tested internal mechanism, which has severally been deployed by the Senate President and members of the Senate leadership to tackle any difficult issues that arise within and outside the chamber.

Such mechanisms and channels, according to Abaribe, are inexhaustible and will always be deployed by the leadership of the senate, as it always does when the need arises.

“Senators have implicit confidence in the leadership of the Senate ably led by Senator Mark and there is nothing new to suggest or confer any iota of truth on the media insinuation of any form of schism that could warrant the removal of the President of the Senate”, he said.

Meanwhile, the rumour that the senator representing Abia North in the Senate, Uche Chukwumereje, is dead, has been refuted by his personal aide, Azuikpe Ogbonna.

In a press statement yesterday, Ogbonna described the rumour as baseless and wicked, adding that the speculation was one of the orchestrated campaigns of calumny against the Senator by his political enemies whom he accused of pursuing selfish agenda.

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