Don’t try Buhari’s impeachment, Anenih warns PDP lawmakers

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A former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih, has warned members of the party in the National Assembly not to contemplate the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He also asked the Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to dissuade the PDP caucus in the National Assembly from participating in what he described as an “ill-advised adventure.”

He stated this in a four-page letter to Makarfi, which was dated July 15, 2016.

He asked Makarfi to personally lead the process of consultation with the PDP members in the National Assembly, with a view to getting them to “play a patriotic, rather than partisan role, at this time of national economic and social uncertainty.”

The letter was titled ‘The PDP Caucus in the National Assembly and the threat to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.’

It read in part, “I am concerned about the noise coming out of the National Assembly to the effect that some of our distinguished senators and honourable members are contemplating a move to impeach the President…

“I wish to appeal to you to use your noble offices as the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of our great party to dissuade our party members, in the National Assembly, from embarking on or participating in this ill-advised adventure.

“I am persuaded, sir, that the time is neither right nor the reasons compelling enough to contemplate the impeachment of the President.”

The former Minister of Works said while the National Assembly might have its grouse against the President, he, however, believed that the options of consultation, dialogue and negotiation had yet to be exhausted.

“It is, therefore, my wish and prayer that you will, personally, lead the process of consultation with our members in the National Assembly, with a view to getting them to play a patriotic, rather than partisan role, at this time of national economic and social uncertainty,” he added.

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