In its attempt to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office, the National Assembly has been asked by a faction of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo not to spare Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
According to the Ohanaeze group, Buhari and Osinbajo should resign simultaneously since they both fell short in defending Nigerians, which was their main duty.
Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group’s secretary, said in a statement on Tuesday that the Vice President should not be left out of the National Assembly’s effort to serve President Buhari with an impeachment notice.
According to the group, if Buhari is impeached and Osinbajo takes over as Acting President, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu will have an advantage.
News Direct had reported that Senators threatened to serve an impeachment notice on Buhari over his inability to tackle insecurity in the country.
It reported that the Senate Minority Caucus gave Buhari six weeks to tackle insecurity in the country or face impeachment.
Reacting to the threats of impeachment, Isiguzoro said, “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.”
He added, “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 go awry, the National Assembly should not exonerate the Vice President for the notice of impeachment, Tinubu stands to benefit if only Buhari is impeached.”