he Northern Home of Representatives caucus has denied impeachment transfer in opposition to the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila over failure to help the controversial water sources invoice.
Rep. Seriki Addah, the Chairman, the Northern Caucus, denied the transfer at plenary on Tuesday in Abuja, saying at no time did the caucus maintain any assembly for impeachment of the speaker.
“It is a unhappy day and coming at a time we ought to be speaking of tips on how to unite this nation and supply management, we’re being dragged down by the agent of destabilisation.
“I say clearly that what has been revealed is malicious lies geared toward planting the seed of discord amongst Nigerians.”
Addah mentioned that Gbajabiamila loved the help of each lawmaker in the home, including that his marketing campaign to grow to be speaker was hinged on, “nation constructing, a joint process”.
He mentioned that the Speaker is from the South West and the one that contested in opposition to him was a northerner, however the northerners selected to help Gbajabiamila.
He mentioned that the information was a disservice to the nation and ought to be condemned, whereas urging the writer to retract the publication and apologise to the north.
He mentioned that the Northern caucus feels aggrieved and betrayed with the malicious publication.
The chairman mentioned that the lawmakers have been attempting arduous to construct the nation, “Nigeria is Nigeria, we’re one nation and lawmakers function as Nigerians; we don’t discuss tribe or faith.
The Deputy Speaker, Rep. Idris Wase, whereas refuting the report mentioned that there was nothing like impeachment happening to the very best of his data, saying “I’m a northerner”.
He pleaded along with his colleagues to toe the road of what had been talked about to belief each other, including that members have been working as a household.
He urged members to not be carried by feelings and sentiments in direction of dividing members.
“We stay the image of democracy on this nation and in any nation the parliament is an emblem of democracy.
“Possibly as a result of the speaker is away and so they need to gang me up in opposition to my colleagues too and that’s the reason they’re planting this story.
“For me, I need to say we’re one and we’re one when it comes to our actions. The matter is hereby referred to committee on ethics and privilege.
The Water Sources Invoice is an government invoice that handed by means of third studying within the Home of Reps throughout the eighth Meeting however was rejected by the Senate.
The invoice was recommitted for consideration lately within the ninth Meeting and it raised a mud.
Rep. Sanda Soli, the Chairman, Home Committee on Water Sources mentioned that the invoice was an government invoice, including that it was not meant to generate any acrimony.
The Minority Chief of the Home, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu, nonetheless queried why the home ought to be bothered about impeachment “when the nation is bedevilled with insecurity?’’
Elumelu mentioned what ought to concern the home was the lingering Tutorial Workers Union of College (ASUU) strike, the kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna prepare victims amongst others.
He mentioned that there was nothing like impeachment menace in opposition to the speaker, including that the invoice in query had not been introduced for consideration and no plan to place it within the supplementary paper.
“Mine is to see how we are able to help the federal government in preventing insecurity. I need to guarantee Nigerians that the home is doing every little thing potential to help the federal government and get our kids again to high school.
In the meantime, Gbajabiamila is presently attending a management course at Harvard College within the U.S.