Monday, 24 September 2012

Mr President and his impeachment battle with the House of Reps

It has become obvious that the presidency is no longer comfortable with the threats by lawmakers and other Nigerians to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan over budget implementation and incapacitation.
This has stirred up anger in the camp of the presidency as it has ordered the lawmakers to stop the anthem of impeachment.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Communication, Dr. Doyin Okupe, stated that every disagreement should not lead to impeachment threat.

He said, "We would want to appeal to our respected lawmakers to sheathe their swords. They should stop threatening the President with impeachment every time there is a disagreement.
"They should allow the temperature of the polity to come down. We will continue to have executive/legislative conflict, but we should continue to allow maturity to come in.
"Yes, the legislature has the power to impeach, but we should not be flaunting this every time.
"We should forget about impeachment in order to build this democracy; conflict will always be there, but we must manage it."
Okupe while urging Nigerians to stop disapproving the office of the President, called for all hands to be on deck in support of Mr. President.
The special adviser also condemned the Convener, Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare for describing Jonathan's reaction to the mass rally over removal of fuel subsidy as "bunkum."
 A statement was earlier credited to Jonathan to had alleged that protest was the handiwork of some well-to-do Nigerians.
The duo of pastor Bakare and Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka lambasted Jonathan's declaration.
Soyinka in a recent statement said such statement showed that the president "is lamentably alienated from the true pulse of the nation and that he was suffering from bad conscience". Just as Bakare described it as "bunkum",
 Okupe said, "The office of the President deserves respect. To say the President is suffering from bad conscience as stated by Prof. Soyinka is wrong.
"His (Jonathan's) action on the N5,000 note showed that he loves Nigerians and he is not alienated from them.
"We   do not need to desecrate the office of the President. It is uncivil for Bakare to say that the President's comment is bunkum, which means nonsense.
"We will not accept that; we won't allow anyone to be insulting the office of the President.  Bakare himself can be President tomorrow."
Okupe urged critics to follow the leadership roles of former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu, who he said, did not condemn the Goodluck/Sambo government in his recent visit to the United States.

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