Former Kaduna State Governor Balarabe Musa said on Monday that the House of Representatives had yet to advance enough and convincing reasons for threatening to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Musa made the remark in Lagos while reacting to the threats by the lawmakers to impeach the President when it reconvenes.
The House is schduled to reconvene on Tuesday (today) after a two-month recess.
He said, “There should be fundamental reasons for the president to be impeached.
“The reasons the lawmakers are giving, low-level of budget implementation and body language of the President, are unacceptable.
“The lawmakers did not say non-implementation of the budget. The body language reason cannot be defined.”
Musa said he would not support the impeachment, warning that impeaching Jonathan would not change anything, but would rather make things worse for the country.
The elder statesman advised the members of the lower chamber to come up with more convincing reasons that would make the public to believe in them.
Musa cautioned the lawmakers against making the impeachment threat look like a move aimed at bargaining for more resources.
The Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties said the national awards had been cheapened, insisting that they should be for exceptional and not just distinguished Nigerians.
He said, “I support the plan by the National Assembly to amend the law from honouring distinguished Nigerians, to honouring only those who have done exceptional things outside the capability of vast majority of other Nigerians.”
Musa said there was the need for the Federal Government to withdraw honours given to those who had behaved dishonourably after receiving such honours.