We Signed Jonathan’s Impeachment Notice Out Of Anger – Reps Member Reveals



Moving to impeach a sitting President just three months to election is not wise move and it appears some of the members of the House of Reps, and probably Senators, who signed up for it are backing out.
A Reps member, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo has expressed reservation over the move to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan, saying the members of the National Assembly signed the president’s impeachment notice out of provocation and anger.
Ojo who is seeking re-election as the member representing Ekiti central constituency II on the platform of APC said his colleagues hurriedly signed the impeachment notice to register their displeasure at the security agents’ harassment on the Speaker and others at the National Assembly’s gate.
In his words: “The impeachment notice was signed by members, we will look into it, but to the best of my knowledge, I do not think there is a serious level of impeachment of the president now.”
Giving a clear picture of the impeachment saga, he said:
“To be honest with you, although we were recalled to the house that day because of the emergency situation in the North-East, we have only sat once since the recess, the impeachment notice was signed in anger by us. You remember that we were tear-gassed that day, both members of the two houses. The lawmaker, in a chat with journalists in Aramoko-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti West LGA of Ekiti State, said the issue had gone beyond the House and had to do with the survival of our democracy.
On his selection as the sole candidate in next year’s election, he said, “I will thank my party people, both at the state level and federal constituency. I also thank my people in the consistency who are even not in any political party. Emerging as an unopposed candidate is a thing of joy and it shows that the people have confidence in me. The mandate belongs to the people and they have unanimously chose me to represent them again.
“I do not make promises, my people know me very well: what I do is to listen to them on what they want and ensure that I provide these. This gesture will make us to work harder to further please our people and bring more dividends of democracy to them and also empower our constituencies.” He added, “As state governor, Dr. Fayemi has performed very well. If that was the true will of the people well, we accept it. We have learnt from our mistakes and are ready to do better in future elections.”

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