- Nigerians have been informed that the current make-up of lawmakers in the National Assembly lacks all it takes to impeach a president
- The information was handed to Nigerians by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike on Friday, August 12
- Wike said that a set of lawmakers who could not do something as simple as overriding the president on Electoral Act cannot impeach him
The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has addressed the planned impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari by some lawmakers of the National Assembly.
Wike said that the lawmakers especially those in the opposition and the principal officers of the National Assembly lack the will to carry out such an act.
Speaking while commissioning the Rivers state Assembly Legislative Quarters, alongside the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the governor said
“When they say, ‘we will impeach Buhari’, they don’t have the balls, they don’t have it. Today they are saying impeach Buhari, ordinary to override the Electoral Act, they couldn’t.
“I told them they cannot talk now, it is impeachment. Let me see who would stand up and say Mr Speaker…they think they can use Nigerians up and down, Wayo!
“Something you know you cannot do, why do you say it out? Why do say it out? Mr Speaker, see, I told you in my house before we came here.
“I plotted against you, if I see another way to plot, I will plot because you are in a different party and I am in a different party. So anything that will make me not to be comfortable is my business.”
48 hours after Sanwo-Olu’s visit, Wike invites another top APC leader to commission massive facility in Rivers
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers had invited the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila to his state.
The invitation to Gbajabiamila comes barely 48 hours after the Lagos state governor was in Rivers to commission a new bridge constructed by Wike.
According to the invitation, Gbajabiamila is expected to commission the Rivers Legislative Quarters on Friday, August 12.
Trouble brews as Amaechi’s strongest ally dumps party over Wike’s alliance with APC leaders
Chris Finebone had dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to join the Peoples Democratic Party.
Finebone, an ally of the former minister and ex-governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, made the announcement on Friday, August 12.
Since his defection from the APC to the PDP, Finebone has visited Governor Nyesom Wike at his Port Harcourt residence.