Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze a chieftain of the All Progressoves Congress and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) has described the threat by members of the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari as a joke of the century
In a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, Eze expressed dismay over the purported cancellation of the well advertised meeting of the group with the Presidency and the leadership the APC earlier slated for June 2, at the eleventh hour without recourse or notice to both the Presidency and leadership of the party based on the assumed persecution of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
He said, “For my friend and brother, Alh.Kawu Baraje to reduce the activities of a national body like the nPDP to the politics of Kwara State or issues revolving around the Senate President is to some of us from other States and regions of this country as most unkind, regrettable, unfortunate and unacceptable” Eze said.
“As much as I sympathize with my leader the Senate President, Dr Saraki over whatever ordeal he is presently facing, let me reiterate that some of us didn’t join or assist this body to gain relevance in the politics of Nigeria so that we can be protected or excluded from any investigation based on some of our past or present deeds.
“We joined this force (nPDP) in order for us to join other progressives to rescue our nation from the hands of some misguided politicians who were hell-bent on looting our common patrimony with impunity and not to be considered as people above the law. For a national body like the nPDP to call off a sensitive meeting with the Presidency on a mere allegation on one of our leaders is a plot to reduce our political structure to a pressure group void of ideals and principles fighting for the selfishness and rights of few of us instead of assisting the government to find solutions to most of the myriad of challenges currently facing the nation.”
He pleaded with Alh. Kawu Baraje and leaders of the group to henceforth stop acting in such a childish manner that makes the body look foolish and unpatriotic before Nigerians that we sacrificed our lives to serve.
“This advice becomes imperative as those suggesting that we leave the APC are only plotting to dig their political graves and become a laughing stock before Nigerians and the International community.”
Eze further described the ten point agenda by the National Assembly which if President Buhari fails to implement will lead to his impeachment as clownish, laughable, childish and joke of the century.
“It is a pity that a body like the National Assembly that ought to be partners in progress and assisting the Presidency in her efforts to restore sanity into our polity is the one trying to constitute itself as an obstacle to the wheel of progress of the nation but they can be rest assured that patriotic Nigerians will not allow them to succeed.
“The fact remains that President Buhari is on top of most of the issues raised by the National Assembly, what he needs at the moment is the collaboration and cooperation of both members of the National Assembly and Nigerians in tackling both the security and other challenges facing our dear nation and not unwarranted threat of impeachment,” he said.