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Labour kicks against impeachment of governors

21 July 2014, 13:43Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed concern over  the threats of impeachment against governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The labour union described the trend as "suspicious" and "worrisome."

Its concern follows the impeachment of the governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, who the People's Democratic Party-controlled House of Assembly impeached last week.

A similar impeachment move is also being initiated against governors of Nasarawa and Rivers State who are both APC governors.

Speaking on the issue in Ilorin, Kwara State, the National Vice President of the NLC, Isa Aremu, argued that the impeachments were politically motivated.

“The one that is worrisome to me is that of Nassarawa. The impeachment notice was served just at the time the President was visiting the state,” he noted.

“Even the timing alone makes it to be suspicious. I want President Jonathan to use his office to re-direct our political discourse along the line of statesmanship. He has done it before and I think he can do it again,” Aremu said.

Rather than instigating an impeachment, the labour leader wanted electorates to be allowed to remove governors through the ballot box.

- CAJ News


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