- Chief Damian Okeke says any attempt to impeach Muhammadu Buhari could cause problems for Nigeria’s democracy
- He explains that if the president is impeached, his loyalists would fight back and this could lead to the death of innocent people
- Buhari speaks on lawmakers' defections from APC
The chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Anambra state chapter, Chief Damian Okeke, has warned that any plot by members of the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari could plunge Nigeria into political crisis which could lead to anarchy.
Okeke in report a Vanguard report dated July 26, insisted that there would be problems for the nation's democracy if there is any attempt to impeach the president
He advised politicians who want the president removed to do so through the ballot and not by impeachment.
“If you want democracy to grow in this country, I can never support impeachment. It will cause more problem than solution.
“If you want a stable country, forget about impeachment, if you want the President to be removed, go with your PVC. It is more democratically advised,” he said.
He explained that if Buhari is impeached, his loyalists would fight back and that this could lead to the death of innocent people.
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“When you go for impeachment, people will fight back like a wounded lion and again innocent souls will be lost," Okeke said.
“I bought what former President Jonathan said that his ambition is not worth the blood of Nigerians. I think impeachment is dangerous for Nigeria now.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his total commitment to the values of democracy, freedom of choice as well as total willingness to work with all members of the National Assembly, irrespective of their political party, for the benefit of the nation.
The president’s statement is in response to the mass defection of some All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, July 24.
President Buhari in his reaction noted that none of the defecting federal lawmakers had any specific grievances against him or the government he leads; neither did he harbour anything against any of them.
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