APC rep says lawmakers ‘collecting signatures’ to impeach Osinbajo


Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, a house of representatives member from Edo state, says some lawmakers are collecting signatures to impeach Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker failed to disclose those plotting Osinbajo’s removal but said it is over allegations of not following due process.

The lower legislative chamber had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Osinbajo over “illegal approval of N5.8 billion north-east intervention fund.”

In its report, an ad-hoc committee set up to investigate alleged corruption at NEMA had said N5,865,671,939.26 was approved and released from the consolidated revenue fund account following Osinbajo’s approval without a go-ahead from the national assembly.

Osinbajo has since denied any wrongdoing in the approvals.

Addressing national assembly correspondents on Tuesday, Agbonnayima accused “disgruntled politicians” of being behind Osinbajo’s ordeal.

“Signatures are being collated for the impeachment of the vice-president, the reason being the outcome of the NEMA investigation,” the lawmaker said.

“There are political gladiators trying to heat up the polity. I enjoin them to do only those things that will promote unity and happiness of our great country.

“I urge all of us not to heat the polity as elections draw nearer. Our campaign must be driven by issues and not on vendetta politics. We are more united as a people with love and service to humanity.”

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