Rivers Political Crisis: Begin Impeachment Process Against Jonathan Now, Accord Party Tells NASS

JONATHAN-MARK-TambuwalThe National Assembly has been urged to immediately begin the process of impeaching President Goodluck Jonathan over his perceived role in the Rivers State House of Assembly crisis.

The call was made yesterday by the National Secretary of the Accord Party (AP), Dr. Samsom Isibor, in a statement in Benin City.

The national leadership of the AP noted that Mr. Jonathan was overheating the polity with his seeming intolerance of the opposition to his 2015 ambition.

According to the statement, “President Jonathan is supposed to be the custodian of our constitution and for him to accept 16 as against the popular 19 votes is unconstitutional. A situation where minority of 5 lawmakers out of 37 were backed by the presidency with all the federal might including Police and Military declared that they have impeached the House speaker with majority of 27 members supporting him were driven out and tear-gas by security agencies is condemnable”.

Consequently, the party threw its weight behind the two resolutions adopted by the House of Representative on Wednesday which declared it was taking over the function of the River State House of Assembly and the call for the immediate redeployment of the River State Police Commissioner, Mr Joseph Mbu over his alleged role in the Crisis.

“ Accord Party, therefore resolve that the House of Representative should go further and impeached the President for his mis-governance, and disobedience of the rule of law and overheating the polity because of his intolerance of the opposition due to his 2nd term ambition, so that our nation can move forward” it stated.