Saturday, 29 November 2014

Reps Fix Date To Start Impeachment Proceeding Against President


Honorable members at the House of Representatives have fixed next Wednesday to start impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan.

It was gathered by Vanguard on Tuesday that the members of the lower chamber are on the same page with their Senate counterparts in their bid to impeach Jonathan, and that the process will began immediately it reconvenes next Wednesday.

It was gathered that the assemblymen coordinating the impeachment process have identified over 50 constitutional violations against the President, which would form part of the impeachment notice.

A source within the House of Representatives, who made this known, said both chambers have resolved to work together for the common good of the country by impeaching President Jonathan for “incompetence, corruption and unprecedented impunity.”

The source further explained that the impeachment plot against Jonathan was not a partisan affair, noting that
lawmakers from all the political parties have identified with the cause and will not give up until the President is sent packing.

“I’m sure you read the reports today that senators are going to move against Jonathan. Now you can confirm that the impeachment thing is not about APC. It is a non-partisan cause. We have all resolved that the man (President Jonathan) must go. Never in the history of Nigeria has a leader displayed such crass incompetence as we have seen in President Jonathan. It is glaring and you can feel it. Mr. President, with due respect, has shown that he is not capable of running this country. That is the basic truth,” he said.

The high ranking lawmaker reiterated that over 50 impeachable offences that have been identified against Jonathan, and assured that the House would work closely with the Senate to make sure that President Jonathan is removed from office.

It would be recalled that on Monday, November 24, some Senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reportedly started move to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan over what they termed the high level of impunity and corruption allegedly being condoned by the Jonathan-led administration.

Meanwhile, the plot to impeach the President spread to the Senate, with a growing number of Senators said to be enthusiastic to team up with the Reps to get the President removed after  130 Reps signed to support the plot to oust Jonathan on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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