Niger Delta former militants have issued a dire warning to members of the House of Representatives over the alleged plot to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan.
The warning was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Friday by Pastor Reuben Wilson, President of the Leadership, Peace and Cultural Development Initiative, a body of former leaders of militant camps in the region, ThisDay reports.
He said such move would be seen as a direct attack on the people of the region, stating that the legislators had no moral right to begin any impeachment moves against the president.
The ex-warlords insisted that the House should not start impeachment proceedings against the president over the handling of the defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They sincerely advised the house to shelve any move to impeach the president and assured that they were prepared to resist such moves.
The former warlord, Wilson, who said many Niger Delta people were strongly behind the president, promised that they would take all legitimate steps to resist attempts to embarrass Jonathan.
According to him, following Thursday’s crisis at the National Assembly, the lawmakers have lost the respect of Nigerians, adding that they (ex-militants) were observing the happenings in the country and would take necessary steps at the appropriate time to ensure that the nation’s democracy was not desecrated.
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