Maverick politician, Senator Arthur Nzeribe, yesterday slammed members of the National Assembly that they no longer command respect from Nigerians which will give them the moral courage to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan over poor implementation of the 2012 budget.
Senator Nzeribe who said he doubts if members of the House of Representatives understood what it takes to impeach the President, however described as an effort in futility the proposed impeachment threat, adding that with the high level of corruption in the system, it will not be possible for any serious-minded legislature to successfully carry out an impeachment process, ‘’wind don blow their yash open.’’
Speaking during an interactive session with Journalists yesterday in his Apo residence in Abuja, Senator Nzeribe said, ‘’I doubt if they understand what they are doing. Nobody respects the average lawmaker anymore in Nigeria. With the kind of corruption in the system, I do not think the impeachment threat is real.
‘’I don’t think that the House has the right to summon the President, but there is nothing wrong with the President walking across then road and say ‘I have come to brief you’. You can’t continue to threaten to impeach the President all the time.’’
The Oguta born Politician who also took on Ijaw leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark over his last Wednesday’s comments on the activities of the Boko Haram sect, however challenged him to come up with names of those behind them since he knows them.
According to him, the Elder Statesman, rather than cast aspersions on some Northern leaders, he should not stop half way by raising alarm about their sponsors, but should go beyond that.