The Presidency yesterday pleaded with the Senate not to consider the alleged impeachment notice expected to be presented on the floor of the Senate when it resumes on December 16, saying it was not in the best interest of the country.
In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Presidency urged the law makers to continue with their work of nation building and leave such issue as impeachment which is detrimental to the country’s democracy.
“The Senate in the last four years has conducted its legislative functions and responded to issues that are of great national importance with commendable political sagacity.
“In this same period, the senate has functioned as a stabilizing force within the polity employing much political maturity that is required to guide and protect our nascent democracy. However, confrontation and strong disagreements are not uncommon phenomenon in Executive-Legislative relationship world-wide.
“The recent purported attempt by some Senators to prepare impeachable offences against the President, as reported in some section of the Media, is seen by us in this light.
“We strongly trust and believe in the leadership of the present Senate and the unwavering patriotism and commitment that have been shown by the distinguished members and we trust that ultimately it is this tendency towards true Nationalism that will prevail in the senate,” the statement read.