Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the National Assembly to include the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, in the impeachment ultimatum given to President Buhari following heightened insecurity in the country.
Goldennewsng reports that the Igbo apex socio-cultural and political organization stated that Professor Osinbajo has to be impeached alongside his principle if the senators are committed to a working Nigeria.
Ohanaeze argued that the non-impeachment of Yemi Osinbajo with President Buhari would give the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, ground to rig the 2023 general election.
Recall that Senators, mostly from the Peoples Democratic Party, with the support of APC senators, gave President Buhari a six weeks ultimatum to address the rising insecurity in the country or face impeachment.
In reaction to the impeachment threat by the senators to President Buhari, Ohanaeze said that until Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is included in the impeachment list the process remains not complete.
According to Ohanaeze, the relationship between Osinbajo and Tinubu will compromise the 2023 election if Osinbajo heads the country during the election period.
In a statement by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze warned the National Assembly that “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.
“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.”