Opposition move to impeach Lawan over stand on restructuring
A member of the House of Representatives, Sergius Ogun has alleged that opposition has arisen against Senate President Ahmad Lawan in order to impeach him.
The lawmaker who spoke on Arise Television attributed the developments to the remarks made by the Senate President on the southern governors’ resolution to restructure the country and ban open grazing of cattle by herders.
According to Ripples, the lawmaker claimed that Lawan’s comments had betrayed his plans to scuttle the ongoing constitution amendment project which has the key element of restructuring of the Nigerian state.
Ogun said “The Honourable speaker, HOR, is not opposed to the southern governors’ call for restructuring. If he is, let him go to Lagos and say it. The senate president says the state governors should go and restructure their states, my governor the Edo state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki is restructuring our state and he doesn’t need the permission of the president of the country or that of the senate to do that.
“That is why some of us are asking for devolution of power, how will the man from Yobe know what’s happening in Edo or Bayelsa? It’s better for the man that has the mandate of the people to be given the resources to deliver the dividends of democracy to the mandate givers.
“The president of the Senate who’s the chairman of the National Assembly has technically killed the constitution review committee as he showed his bias through his verbal deluge,” Ogun stated.