Thirty-seven members of the House of Representatives who were former members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are preparing to present an impeachment motion against President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to the Vanguard, however, the plan to present the motion is being opposed by Speaker Aminu Tambuwal and some PDP members of the House who have warned that if the 37 legislators do not shelve their plans the consequences could be different from what they bargained for.
The impeachment notice, which has been broken down into 30 points, according to sources close to the legislators, is a narrative of alleged misdeeds by the administration including but not limited to financial misappropriation, unaccountability and extra-budgetary spending.
The legislators are also threatening to drag the President before the International Court of Justice at The Hague for genocide in the North-East and crime against humanity via a petition to be submitted to all embassies and international organisations.
The legislators have also arranged to meet with some of the nation’s past leaders, including Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Mohammadu Buhari, Shehu Shagari, Atiku Abubakar and Alex Ekwueme.
“The 37 of us are going to pay visits to all former presidents and vice presidents concerning the issue and to explain why we are taking this position,” one of the legislators disclosed at the weekend.
They also plan a demonstration at the ECOWAS Parliament where the lawmakers will present the list of the alleged crimes of the President and the impeachment notice.
The demonstration will then move to the United States, British, Canadian and French embassies, as well as all other European Union countries.
He also disclosed that, ”Since the President does not want peace and he is going for our jugular, it’s a fight to finish this time around and he stands to lose more at the end of the day.”