Tuesday, 25 November 2014

PDP Senators Begin Secret Moves To Impeach Jonathan

Things are not the same anymore, it is now a case of 'enough is enough' in the political space. Some PDP senators on Monday started impeachment moves against President Goodluck Jonathan over what they have described as the high level of impunity and corruption being condoned by his Presidency.

Investigations revealed that the PDP senators had started compiling Jonathan's impeachable offences.
“I was personally consulted this evening over the issue and I also cross-checked from my colleagues who also told me that they had been contacted. 
“The grouse of the lawmakers, according to the person that contacted me, was that the last week Thursday’s invasion of the National Assembly by the police was carelessly handled by the Jonathan administration. 
“From the look of things, the proceedings [to impeach Jonathan] will start on Tuesday because some signatures had been collected already.”
An APC Senator disclosed this development to Punch in Abuja on Monday.

Another PDP senator, who craved anonymity, also confirmed the development to Punch, stating that it was certain that the President was not capable of superintending over a free and fair election in 2015.

He said, “Our President is not in charge. We have seen that he had allowed the governors to hijack powers from him. He is just like a puppet and the earlier we act fast, the better for us.”

Meanwhile, opposition Senators have threatened to raise the issue of the last Thursday’s invasion of the National Assembly by the security operatives, when the Senate resumes plenary on Tuesday.

The spokesperson for the group, who is also the member representing Ekiti Central on the platform of the APC, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, gave the hint in a telephone interview with Punch in Abuja.

He said his colleagues were very annoyed with the ways they were molested by the policemen, who were deployed in the National Assembly on the orders of the Inspector – General of Police.

He said majority of his members were of the opinion that the Police IG should not be allowed to enter into the chambers, but should be asked to resign for allegedly ridiculing the federal lawmakers who had done nothing wrong other than going to carry out their lawful legislative activities.

He said, “We (APC Senators) are holding a crucial meeting this (Monday) night to take a final decision on the matter because majority of us are really angry. Some are even of the opinion that we should demand the resignation or sacking of the IGP.

“I can assure you that the issue of the National Assembly invasion by the police would be raised when we resume sitting tomorrow (Tuesday ), but we are going to take a single position on the matter at our meeting tonight,” he added.

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