28th November, 2014
More members of the House of Representatives and the Senate have thrown their weight behind the call for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan for the shoddy manner he has been handling the affairs of state.
President Jonathan has been accused lately of ruling with impunity and trying to undermine the constitution.
P.M.NEWS gathered this morning that more than 195 representatives and 70 senators have so far signed an impeachment motion against the president.
The Senate has 109 members while there are 360 members of the House of Representatives.
Those pushing for the impeachment of the president require the support of two-third of members in both the Senate and the House of Represntatives to achieve their aim.
Some of the members of the House of Representatives who spoke on the issue said President Jonathan’s impeachment was long overdue and that they were ready to do it in order to sanitise the democratic process and give the country a new lease of life.
They accused the president of desecrating the sanctity of the National Assembly by drafting policemen to the premises to prevent the Speaker of the House of Representatives from entering the House.
They also accused the president of being weak in his crusade against corruption and handling of Boko Haram insurgents who have taken over some towns in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
Meanwhile, the deputy Chairman House of Representatives Comittee on Finance, Otunba Yomi Ogunnusi has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to apologise to the Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal or else the House will not approve funds for police welfare.
Ogunnusi wondered why the IGP should declare that he would not recognise Tambuwal as the Speaker of the House, adding that the IGP would be charged with contempt of court for disobeying court order that Tambuwal remains the Speaker of the House.
The lawmaker representing Ifako Ijaiye Federal Constituency condemned the action of the police boss, saying he has no right to derobe the Speaker.