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Published On: Tue, Oct 31st, 2017

PDP asks NASS to impeach Buhari over Babachir, Oke

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The Peoples Democratic Party has called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the way he handled the cases involving former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke.
The party accused the President of double standard.
Spokesperson for the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
Adeyeye, commenting on the sacking of the two top officials of the Buhari government, described the decision of the President as a slap on the wrist of Nigerians.
He said, “The statement on the sack of Babachir Lawal, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Ayo Oke, the former Director-General of Nigerian Intelligence Agency is a slap in the face of Nigerians.
“It is an insult to the-collective intelligence of our people who have waited patiently for the President’s reaction on the humongous act of corruption by two of his principal aides and this is totally unacceptable.”
Adeyeye said that the party had earlier disagreed with the setting up of the panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to look into the corruption allegations against the two government officials.
He said such cases were better handled by either the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
He said, “First and foremost, we had disagreed with the President last year when he decided to setup the panel headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to investigate the matter because we thought that was the wrong course of action to take. “

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