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PDP Dismisses Impeachment Plot against Amaechi


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Nigeria

June.20.2014

The River State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the allegation by the state government of an impeachment plot against Governor Chibuike Amaechi as untrue and an issue not yet contemplated by the party. 

In a statement issued by Mr. Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to the party Chairman, Chief Felix Obuah, the party said: “The PDP wonders why a government that claims to have a clean hand, without even an iota of corruption, should be expressing fears of possible impeachment of its principal head, the governor.

“To set the records straight, the PDP emphasises, that at no time had it conceived, nurtured and expressed such intention to impeach the governor, neither does it intend to attack him in whatever guise.”

The party said it was more concerned with a more serious issue of repositioning the party for the coming elections to enable it win and liberate the state from the mess it has been thrown into by the heavily funded, All Progressives Congress (APC).

The PDP accused the state government of diverting the people’s attention “from core issues of corruption and financial recklessness characterising the Amaechi administration including the current crisis rocking the state judiciary, which he (the governor) has stubbornly trampled on the relevant constitutional provisions by disrespecting the directive of the National Judicial Council (NJC) on the appointment of a Chief Judge for the state.”

The party however said even though the impeachment of the governor was presently not on its agenda, it is constitutionally right and proper to impeach any erring chief executive of a state, particularly those involved in glaring cases of corruption.

 
 
Article Credit: Thisdaylive

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