File: Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. Photo: puoreports.com

The Abia State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia South) over what they called his derogatory comment against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senator Abaribe, in his contribution to a debate at the plenary on Thursday described Buhari, as “incompetent” leader who had nothing to offer Nigeria.

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The publicity secretary of Abia APC, Benedict Godson, in a statement on Saturday demanded an unreserved apology from the lawmaker.

Godson stated that Abaribe has lost focus and the reason for being a senator.

The statement reads: “We demand that his party, the Peoples 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.”