Lawmakers spearheading the planned impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan have identified 50 constitutional violations by the president, for which he should be removed. According to Vanguard, the violations will form part of the impeachment notice.
More than 120 lawmakers have been reported to have appended their signatures for the impeachment of the president, with most of them being members of the House of Representatives. Indications have now emerged that a significant number of members of the Senate are now on the same page with the lower house on the impeachment issue.
Vanguard quoted a top officer in the House as saying that both chambers have resolved to work together on the President’s impeachment over “incompetence, corruption and unprecedented impunity.” The planned removal of the president, according to him, was to serve the common good of the country.
Speaking further, the lawmaker told Vanguard that the impeachment plot has nothing to do with any party, saying lawmakers from all the political parties represented on the National Assembly have identified with the cause.
“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 stated.