More PDP Reps Release Powerful Statement on Buhari Impeachment (Details below)

More members of the People’s Democratic Party in the House of Representatives have criticized the House leadership’s threat to sanction the leader of the PPD group, Mr. Kingsley Chinda, for his call for the removal of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.).

Chinda had urged Nigerians to prevail in the National Assembly to begin the impeachment process against Buhari for the murder of 43 rice farmers in Borno state by Boko Haram and the kidnapping of more than 340 schoolchildren in Kankara, state of Katsina.

But Majority Leader Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Monday, threatened Chinda with House sanctions if the PPD leader continued to call for Buhari’s impeachment.

However, a member of Rivers State, Mr. Awaji-Inombek Abiante, in an interview with our correspondent on Wednesday, claimed that Chinda had not committed any crime by speaking for her constituents and other Nigerians as her representative.

Abiante dismissed the threat as “a lack of understanding of the responsibilities of a legislative arm of the government,” adding that he exposed the “lack of depth.”

Responding to a question about whether the PPD caucus members were in defense of Chinda, Abiante said: “Does the House have the power to send a member elected by the people of a constituency out of legislative functions? The answer is no. If in the past, people have been excluded, my people elected me to be in the House and I speak on their behalf. Nobody has the right to get me out. “

Chinda, in his reaction to the threat from Ado-Doguwa, said he was ready to face the consequences of the impeachment calls. “I’m ready,” he had told our correspondent.

The PPD leader had added in part: “They should ask if it would be fair to Nigerians. I speak for Nigerians. They should ask Nigerians to stop calling for the impeachment of the president. I have the support of the majority of Nigerians. “

Another PDP member, Farah Dagogo, representing the Degema / Bonny federal constituency in Rivers State, had also reprimanded Ado-Doguwa for “playing in the arcade.”

Dagogo said the Majority Leader, who was also a legislator in the defunct Third Republic, “must have enough experience to know that Kingsley Chinda did not commit any legislative infraction with his patriotic calling.”