Plot to impeach President is being carried out by spirits – Ayogu

By Post Nigeria December 3, 2014 19:06

Plot to impeach President is being carried out by spirits – Ayogu

The rumored plot to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan continued in the Senate on Tuesday as some senators from both dominant political parties in the National Assembly disagreed on the plan.

Senator Alkali Jajere (Yobe South), who is the only known All Progressives Congress (APC) senator who has been at the centre of the impeachment bid since last week, insisted that the impeachment letter would be formally presented on December 16 when the Senate will resume from its two-week recess.

Jajere in a bid to lend credence to the plot, insisted that of the 63 senators who signed the letter, 8 were from the same party as the president.

But failing to do his arithmetic properly the senator in a frantic move, failed to realize that excluding alleged eight PDP members , there will be 55 other signatories to make up the 68.

The APC has only 38 senators in its ranks, in the Senate. This has made observers wonder what ghost senators had been counted to make up the purported number.

This huge error of failing to add number correctly, has confirmed what many political observers have called the APC’s ridicule of the office of the President which they hope to occupy.

But despite the arithmetic incoherence of his claims, Jajere, who also claimed that two more senators had indicated interest in signing the impeachment letter, added that the impeachment letter would be formally presented on the floor of the Senate on December 16.

He said: “As at last week, 63 of us had signed up for the impeachment. My signature was the fourth but I can confirm to you that we have 63 signatures but after the session today (yesterday) two people had called me and told me that they wanted to sign. One of them is an APC senator who was away doing campaign because he is contesting the governorship election of his state. The other person is a PDP senator.”

However, Jajere’s claim was dismissed by Shahabi Ya’u (Zamfara North). Ya’u, like other senators, said though such move might exist in the House of Representatives, it remained a rumor in the Senate.

“I don’t think that there is anything like impeachment in the Senate. There could be something like that in the House of Representatives but I am not aware of such development in the Senate. Maybe some people are doing it underground but nobody has contacted me on the issue. For now, it is a rumor. The process is cumbersome even though there is need for that. How are we going to finish it? It is not only a distraction but also a waste of resources and energy,” Ya’u said.

Also dismissing the claim, Senator Ayogu Eze (Enugu North) did not mince words in describing Jajere as “a blatant liar” whose impeachment list does not exist anywhere.

Eze, a PDP senator, who said the reasons advanced for impeachment move against Jonathan stood logic on its head, added that the Senate would await the list which he said comprised only spirits and not men.

“Put me on record. Senator Jajere is a blatant liar for saying that 65 or 70 senators have signed his alleged impeachment list against President Jonathan. The said list is non-existent in the Senate and why didn’t you tell him to show you the list on which he said he is number four and in particular, asked him who is number 65 there?” He asked.

Mr. Ayogu also said it would be hard for the group to get as many as 10 senators to sign up for the impeachment, described the promoters of the move as day dreamers who thought they could intimidate the president.