- An ex-lawmaker in Nigeria has condemned the impeachment of 45th US president by members of the House of Representatives
- Honourable Danlami Kurfi said what happened at the US parliament on Wednesday, December 18, is a historic rebuke, to say the least
- According to Kurfi, the voting process was flagrantly conducted along party lines by a country that serves as a symbol of constitutional democracy
- The former lawmaker also called on the US Senate to they offer Trump their vote of confidence
A former Nigerian federal lawmaker, on Thursday, December 19, condemned the impeachment of the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, by members of the House of Representatives.
Danlami Kurfi who represented Dutsinma/Kurfi federal constituency at the eighth National Assembly in Nigeria said the action exhibited by members of the US parliament is totally condemnable.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Kurfi said what happened at the US parliament on Wednesday, December 18, is a historic rebuke, to say the least.
The astute lawmaker said the impeachment of President Trump on charges that he abused the power of his office for domestic political advantage and subsequently obstructed Congress’ abilities to hold him accountable is not just laughable but a show of overzealousness by the Democrats controlled parliament.
Kurfi said the process by the House of Representatives which was successful against the 45th president of America is a surprise for many Africans.
He said the voting process was flagrantly conducted along party lines by a country that serves as a symbol of constitutional democracy.
"The approval of such two articles of impeachment against President Trump making him the third President in history to face removal is utterly in bad taste, those responsible for this have set a dangerous precedent for that country and posterity may not be kind with them," Kurfi said.
The former lawmaker said that although he has no doubt that the US Senate will stand for the truth in this matter, the upper chamber will also uphold justice and fairness above partisan politics and such pecuniary interests will upturn the decision of the House.
Also commending over his firmness, in all the raging storm that brewed during the impeachment process, Kurfi said the US president is a great and fearless leader who cannot be distracted by "the shenanigans of some misguided politicians".
"In the eye of the storm, President Trump is still coming out strong and not perturbed by the shenanigans of some misguided politicians who don't seem to like him," Kurfi said.
He said: "Seeing Trump in this posture simply show he will clinch the Presidential seat for another term in office and I use this medium to implore the American Senate to trash in the bin any obnoxious article which may be brought to them to suggest an impeachment plan against the sitting President who puts America first in all his dealings."
He further urged the US Senate not to condone polarization nor allow it to grip the American politics in the Trump era.
The former lawmaker said Tump must, however, be allowed to enjoy vote of confidence and not impeachment in the interest of all Americans and for global peace.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former minister of aviation in Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said he is strongly convinced that the impeachment process against Trump will come to null.
Fani-Kayode said the 45th US president would not be removed from office because he is ordained by God and will also emerge victorious at the 2020 presidential election.
According to the former minister, even if the process scales through at the lower chamber, it will never be successful at the Senate.
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