|President Goodluck Jonathan|
Why we want Jonathan impeached – ACN
The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has called on the National Assembly to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan for his failure to respect the rule of law and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
ACN also called on the Police Service Commission, PSC, to address the causes of the ongoing crisis in Rivers State rather than playing a safe game in one direction.
In a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the statement credited to PSC Chairman, Mike Okiro, suggested that the Commission was only interested in the role of the police in the last week’s clashes, rather than how the police hierarchy in the state “allowed the flare-up simply because it is acting to protect certain interests at the expense of public interest.
The party said, “Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers has documented, in a much-publicised letter to Mr. Okiro, how the Police Commissioner in Rivers, Mr. Joseph Mbu, has thrown professionalism to the winds in pursuit of his narrow agenda at the expense of the security of the state.
“This is why we are insisting that the President must be impeached by the National Assembly for his failure to respect the rule of law and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the party said.
But the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party accused the ACN of plotting to destabilise Nigeria.
In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, the party said the ACN’s call was an indication that the opposition party was indeed unserious, lacked direction and only sought to distabilise the polity.
Okeke who noted that the PDP was not in support of the fracas witnessed in the Rivers State House of Assembly recently, added that brawls were “common features in parliaments across the world”, and wondered how the recent fray in the Assembly could translate into an impeachable offence on the part of the President.
Source: Daily Post