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Friday, November 21, 2014

120 Lawmaker Have Signed Notice For Jonathan’s Impeachment

We are moving into a heated phase in the slow but surely movement to 2015. So far, more than 120 of the lawmakers have appended their signatures for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan as soon as the House reconvenes in December.

Mohammed Zakari, chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, while reacting on it said “the notice of impeachment was not on the order paper today but I’m not foreclosing that some other things took place.”
Similar agitation by aggrieved lawmakers to move for impeachment of Emeka Ihedioha, deputy Speaker during the brief closed door session, was however averted by the Speaker who called for calmness.

On his part, Leo Ogor, deputy House Leader who urged members to jettison such plans, argued that the notice of impeachment is inconsequential, as the President had no hand in what transpired at the National Assembly.

“The President is unaware so bringing it (impeachment) up is going to be defeated. The President has done no wrong, impeachment should not even be part of the issue,” he pleaded.

Majority of the lawmakers who appended their signatures belong to APC with few PDP members.

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