Monday, 18 March 2013

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CPC begin impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan

If the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has its way, the Civic Assembly will activate allegation affairs adjoin President Goodluck Jonathan over the actual absolution he accepted above Bayelsa Accompaniment governor, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and Mr. Shettima Bulama.

The affair said the assembly should yield the footfall if the President bootless to abjure the pardon, which has generated debate. According to the CPC, the Presidents accommodation was an embarrassment to the country, abacus that the allegation action should be based on gross corruption of controlling ascendancy and absolute apathy for the animosity of Nigerians.

On March 9, the Civic Council of States in its accommodation as an advising physique to the President assented to a presidential absolution for Chief Alamieyeseigha, Bulama (former head, Bank of the North), Lt.-Gen. Oladipo Diya (former Chief of General Staff), Maj.-Gen. Tajudeen Olanrewaju, Maj.-Gen. AbdulKareem Adisa, Major Bello Magaji, Mohammed Lima Biu and Major Seun Fadipe. The accommodation was hinged on the Provisions of Area 175 (1-3) of the Constitution.

Subsection 3 especially states that: the President, acting in accordance with the admonition of the Council of State, may exercise his admiral beneath Subsection (1) of this area in affiliation to bodies anxious with offences adjoin the Army, Navy or Air Force law or bedevilled or bedevilled by a court-martial. CPC declared that Jonathan pardoned Alamieyeseigha because of the 2015 election. According to a annual issued by the partys Civic Publicity Secretary, Rotimi Fashakin, CPC said: Though the apparent and much-trumpeted acumen is for civic cohesion, we accept it on acceptable ascendancy that the capital acumen is a egoistic calendar by the Jonathan administering advanced of the 2015 election. Under the Nigerian actual law- which prescribes a 10-year awkwardness for any ex-convict- Chief Alamieyeseigha is disqualified for any balloter challenge in 2015 back his confidence was done in 2006.

As a party, we are acquainted of the accountability of albatross on us to accommodate our articulation to the boisterous accusation of this pardon for audacious criminality by the Jonathan administration. The added implications of the infra-dig by this administration apropos the affair are actual worrisome. Section 175 (1d) of the Nigerian Constitution, which deals with amnesty, states: Remit the accomplished or any allotment of any abuse imposed on that being for such an answerability or of any amends or damage contrarily due to the accompaniment on annual of such an offence.

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