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“You have no reason to impeach President Jonathan” – Balarabe Musa tells Reps
Elder statesman and a former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa on Monday told the House of Representatives that the reason(s) to impeach President Goodluck was not convincing and justifiable enough.
Musa said this recently in Lagos while challenging the lawmaker’s continuous threats to impeach the President when it resumes sitting.
Condemning the move, Musa said that the impeachment move based on low implementation of budget cannot be justified, noting that low budget implementation is not the same as non-implementation of budget. He stressed further that the issue of body language as a reason that cannot even be defined.
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 warned that the lawmaker’s move should not be seen as a means to compelling Jonathan to allocate more resources to them; hence, they should search diligently for other reasons why Jonathan must be impeached.
He also cautioned that the national award should not be meant for people who do not deserve to be honored, but for outstanding and credible people in the country. Reiterating his support for the National Assembly to amend the law on National honour, he said, “I support the plan by the National Assembly to amend the law from honouring distinguished Nigerians, to honoring only those who have done exceptional things outside the capability of vast majority of other Nigerians.”
After two months break, the house will reconvene today (Tuesday)
Meanwhile, a member of the house, Dr. Samuel Adejare, had said that there would be no going back in the move to impeach Mr. President, unless something urgently is done to meet up with the expectation of the house on budget implementation.