Tinubu will benefit if you don’t impeach Osinbajo with Buhari – Ohanaeze tells Senate
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has charged the National Assembly to impeach Vice President Yemi Osinbajo alongside President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will be a major beneficiary should Osinbajo be spared.
Ohanaeze stated this in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro.
The organisation was reacting to threats by some opposition senators to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president over his failure to tackle the insecurity plaguing the nation.
Recall that the senators gave the president a six-week ultimatum to address the security challenges or face impeachment.
Reacting, Ohanaeze said Osinbajo must be impeached alongside his principal.
“If the impeachment threats served to President Buhari should be taken seriously, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo must be part of the impeachment process, as both of them have failed Nigerians.
“The exemption of the Vice President, from the impeachment threats, shows that APC Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu stands to be a major beneficiary,” the statement read in part.
Explaining its stance, the organisation stated, “Ndigbo reminds the National Assembly that attempts to initiate the impeachment process against President Buhari without Vice President Osibanjo are an incomplete process and will create windows and loopholes for the Vice President to play an ethnic card for the West.
“Irrespective of running against Tinubu in the APC primaries, he will use the power of incumbency in favour of Bola Tinubu’s victory which is a contradiction with the body language of the Mr. President, who is likely reluctant to influence the 2023 elections for anyone but whoever Nigerians want at the polls.
“If Buhari should be impeached, then Osibanjo must go with him, both of them should be blamed for the rising insecurity challenges in the country.
“Ndigbo is in support of any Impeachment threats by the National Assembly, but it must serve as a wake-up call for the President and Vice President to be active with their duties, but if they continue to be onlookers and things goes awry, the National Assembly should not exonerate the Vice President for the notice of impeachment, Tinubu stands to benefit if only Buhari is impeached.”