The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
has described as unwise and unnecessary the recent plot by some
members of the National Assembly to heighten tension in the
country by tabling an impeachment threat on President
Muhammadu Buhari who is doing his best to rescue the nation
from the dungeon that PDP past Government kept her.
“The impeachment plot based on President Buahri’s approval for
the withdrawal of $496 million from the Excess Crude Account for
the purchase of 12 Super Tucano aircraft ordered from the United
States aimed at rescuing the country from its present security
crisis is to us an exercise in futility” the APC said in a statement
circulated to journalists today by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the
Media Consultant to Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, the State Chairman
of Rivers APC.
The statement reads: “President Trump affirming this transaction
stated, “We recently sold Nigeria 12 Super Tucano aircraft in the
first-ever sale of American military equipment to Nigeria. Nigeria is
a valued partner and a good friend”. The National Assembly
considering what President Trump said about our leader and
nation should be celebrating this icon of integrity and the new face
of democracy in our nation than this unwarranted demonstration of
shame and embarrassment.
“The party blasts Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who
seizes any opportunity to demonstrate his disdain for both
President Buhari and the APC led Government once again using
this historical purchase of war Aircraft to mobilise his attack dogs
in the National Assembly through his lackeys – Kingsley Chinda
(House of Representatives, PDP Rivers, Obio/Akpor Constituency)
and Mathew Urhoghide (Senate, PDP Edo South) to initiate this
unwise impeachment process against President Buhari knowing
very well that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
have no impeachment clause in any of its section but a plot of
distraction to blackmail this administration and disrupt her efforts
to expose and deal with those who have looted our common
patrimony with impunity.
The party further pleads with Governor Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike of
Rivers State to leave President Muhammadu Buhari alone so that
he can concentrate on how to find solutions to how Wike and his
colleagues looted and milked our common patrimony dry
particularly now that he (Wike) has lost direction on how to govern
a complex State like Rivers State.
The party relies on Section 143 (2) (b) of the 1999 Constitution and
further in Section 143 (11) as (a) to state that President Buhari has
neither committed any grave violation or breach of this
Constitution”, or “a misconduct of such nature as amounts in the
opinion of the National Assembly to gross misconduct to warrant
his impeachment or removal from office if not to play into the
hands of those hell-bent of frustrating the corruption fight of this
administration. The party therefore admonishes the leadership and
members of the National Assembly to consider the general peace,
welfare of our nation and put aside this impeachment plot as we
need to unite to save our nation from those who wants to plunge
this nation into unwarranted crisis in order to safeguard their loots.
“The party notes that with the level of corruption instituted by the
PDP administration during its inglorious reign it will be suicidal to
succumb to their evil machinations and plots to scheme
themselves back to power in order to safeguard their looted funds.
God will not permit that.”