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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

GEJ's Impeachment Plot Thickens.

Dr. Jonathan
The plot to impeach the president thickened yesterday as some senators teamed up with the house of rep. While the presidency is doing all in its power to stop the process. Sources say the senators and the house of rep. members are working together because everything must work in sync in line with constitutional provisions.

  According to Section 143 (1): The President or Vice-President may be removed from office in accordance with the provision of this section.
(2): Whenever a notice of any allegation in writing signed by not less one-third of the members of the National Assembly:
(a) is presented to the President of the Senate;
(b) stating that the holder of the office of President or Vice-President is guilty of gross misconduct in the performance of the functions of his office, detailed particulars of which shall be specified.
The process is not for the house alone but for the House of Assembly as well.
I can tell you that there are sufficient grounds to initiate impeachment process against the President.”
Another senator said: “The Presidency will be making a great mistake to bank on the Senate for reprieve if the House is adamant to actualise its impeachment threat.
“On security ground alone, the impeachment proceedings will succeed. We are all tired of the high-level of insecurity in the country.
“So, it is in the interest of the executive to implement the budget as directed by the House instead of glossing over last Thursday’s resolution of the House.”
Yet another senator said: “We will use this recess to consolidate our plans on what to do if the President does not address the budget implementation target.
“We all felt insulted that the president also recalled the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms Arunma Oteh, in spite of issues surrounding her tenure.
“Nigerians should appreciate that even if the Senate maintains a parallel position, senators and representatives will eventually hold a joint session where votes will count equally. With the numerical strength of the House, any motion can sail through at the joint sitting.”
A high-ranking member of the House said the overwhelming support for the ultimatum given to the President should be a signal that there is a communication gap between the executive and the House.
“Not even members of the House from the Southsouth could rally round the executive. That has confirmed that we all saw the Nigerian Project beyond ethnicity. It also showed the waning influence of the President in the National Assembly.

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