Nigeria is collapsing, impeach Jonathan now – APC tells National Assembly

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 16th, 2013
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The All Progressives Congress, APC, had on Sunday, called on members of the National Assembly to save Nigeria from eminent collapse, by commencing the impeachment process of President Goodluck Jonathan over what they tagged, ‘gross misconduct.’
The APC in a statement issued in Lagos by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Jonathan was not capable of ruling the nation.

According the the party, ”Our country is drifting dangerously and our people are divided now, perhaps more than at any other point in our history, with the exception of the civil war period. There is a total failure of leadership, even as insecurity, unprecedented corruption, palpable impunity, massive unemployment and hunger stalk the land.

”Since the raison d’etre of any government is the security and welfare of the citizenry, and the present administration has failed to live up to the justification of its existence, there can be no other definition of gross misconduct than that.

”Therefore, the time has come for the head of that government, on whose desk the buck stops, to be removed through the provisions stipulated in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This is the patriotic thing to do,” it said.

The party, however warned that if the National Assembly fails to act and do so very fast, Nigeria would fade into ‘cultural pot of time’.
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The statement further added that Nigerians are very much aware of the failure of the present government in all sectors, particularly in the area of corruption, which the APC said has become endemic.

”The talk out there now is that Nigeria has never had it so bad. But the government may not know because it has distanced itself from the people. Therefore, for embracing corruption so much and providing succour to corrupt public officials; for threatening the country’s fragile unity through divisive policies and politics, for frittering away the nation’s resources through unprecedented cronyism and clannishness, and for a total failure of leadership, this President deserves to be slammed with the cudgel of impeachment,” it said.

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