63 Senators Back Plan to Impeach President Jonathan

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Sixty-three senators as of Thursday have signed up to the plan to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan in the upper legislative chamber.

One of the arrowheads of the move to remove Jonathan in the Senate revealed a list containing the signatures of the senators. The source said eight…

Peoples Democratic Party senators were among the signatories to the planned impeachment notice.

There are 109 members in the Senate.

An All Progressives Congress senator from the North-West zone, who asked not to be named, told Punch that the lawmakers’ major grouse was the way the President was going about handling the state of the country and the economy

The senator cited poor implementation of the national budget since 2011, alleged high level of corruption and “gross disregard” of the legislature at both the federal and state levels as topping the list of lawmakers’ anger against Jonathan.

Asked whether he realised that the process of impeachment could be tedious and cumbersome, the senator said, “We know and we are prepared to show the President that we have responsibility to the people and the nation in general.

“We are prepared to lay the impeachment notice anytime from next week. Meetings are already being held.”

Senator Ibrahim Musa (APC Niger North) confirmed that there were moves by some members of the Senate to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President but failed to give details.

“I think there is something like that but I don’t have the details, it is still coming as a rumour,” Musa said.

According to Punch. the impeachment move against the President had really gained momentum with the APC senators mobilising themselves to carry out the exercise anytime from next week.

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