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Reps to punish lawmaker who called for Buhari’s impeachment

The House of Representatives on Monday said it will take disciplinary measures against the lawmaker Kingsley Chinda, who called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Hon. Chinda at a press conference on December 7, called on Nigerians irrespective of political party, tribe, or religion to compel their representatives to commence the impeachment process against the President.

The lawmaker’s call for impeachment is not unconnected with the rising cases of insecurity being witnessed across the country, and the president’s refusal to appear before parliament.

Hon. Kingsley Chinda is the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, House of Reps Caucus, and is representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency in Rivers State.

The House Majority Leader, Ado Doguwa, during plenary on Monday said that Hon. Chinda was not representing the position of the PDP caucus of the House as he claims and is acting alone.

He also noted that the President’s decision not to honor the House was due to the utterances of the lawmaker calling for his impeachment, and concerns that the President would be embarrassed If he appeared before lawmakers.

However, House spokesman Hon. Benjamin Kalu described Chinda’s call as the “opinion of a single member of the opposition party in the house.”

He said calls for impeachment were not logical as the President is yet to appear before the House to explain what his administration is doing to address the security issue.

“If this call came past president’s visit for the failure to dialogue well enough in securing solutions or due to his inability to put our positions to use, it would appear logical.

“Unfortunately, this call is not only illogical, but it also appears as a tool, mischievously thrown up to disrupt the house agenda of nation-building which remains the mantra of the 9th Assembly and is considered a joint task”, Kalu added.

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