APC demands apology from Jonathan over Nasarawa impeachment fiasco •Says failed bid to oust Gov. Al-Makura a victory over fascism

Posted by News Express | 6 August 2014 | 3,788 times

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has demanded that President Goodluck Jonathan should apologise to the people of Nasarawa State over his role in the failed bid by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers to oust Governor Tanko Al-Makura.

The party made the demand this evening in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, in which it accused President Jonathan, who is also the PDP national Leader, of “unpresidential conduct” in connection with the failed impeachment bid “that has caused Nigerians monumental psychological trauma.”

The statement signed by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze on behalf of Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, congratulated Governor Al-Makura on his survival and thanked Nasarawa people for standing by their governor. It reads as follows:

“We are very pleased by the way and manner the Emirs, Chiefs and people of Nasarawa State defeated fascism and impunity, stoutly defending the mandate they freely gave to their Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, when the misguided and demented PDP Leadership in conjuncture with a confused Presidency attempted to impeach the People’s Governor and steal their mandate from the backyard. Kudos must be given to the masses for rallying round their Governor, thus frustrating the evil plot of the PDP Leadership to execute a coup against their popularly elected Governor after the party was roundly rejected during the 2011 gubernatorial elections.

“We salute the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State and members of the Investigating Panel headed by Yusuf Shehu Usman for proving that we still have principled men in our nation who are not ready to succumb to the evil plot and pressure of a group whose unprincipled acts are legendary. They have by so doing succeeded in exposing PDP as an evil party that does not mean well for the people of Nasarawa State by investigating and finding the Governor innocent of all the false allegations against him. By so doing, the Chief Judge and members of the Investigating Panel have forestalled the unjust removal of a Governor who has proved that he is out to serve and develop Nasarawa State. They have, by this act, written their names in gold in the history of the political evolution of our nation. 

“It is very unfortunate that President Goodluck Jonathan hosted these lawmakers and failed to call them to order in their evil mission to ridicule our democracy and cause havoc to our political development. We hope that Mr. President will find time to apologise to the people of Nasarawa State for this unpresidential conduct that has caused Nigerians monumental psychological trauma.

“We hereby urge the people of Nasarawa State to start without any delay the immediate recall of all lawbreakers who call themselves PDP lawmakers and who orchestrated this failed attempt of stealing the mandate freely given to Governor Al-Makura by the people of Nasarawa State. We also urge them to join other Nigerians to ensure that PDP is adequately punished by denying the party any elective post come 2015.

“The manner in which PDP Leadership went about the impunity that was called the impeachment of Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako, for standing up and protecting the interests of his people and the militarisation of Ekiti State election simply demonstrates that PDP is desperate to trample on the rights and mandate of the people. This, no doubt, is a rehearsal of what they have in stock for Nigerians in 2015, seeing that the party has been rejected by Nigerians as a result of the hardship it party has brought upon Nigerians particularly by means of the unfortunate administration of President Jonathan.

“We pray and hope that with the experience of Nasarawa State, the beginning of the demise of PDP has just begun. This becomes imperative to avoid the orchestrated plots by PDP to impose their visionless programmes of causing further hardship on Nigerians come 2015.”

•Photo shows President Jonathan.

Source: News Express

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