Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the renewed call by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan as a plot to destabilise the polity.
The acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Tony Okeke, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
The ACN had recently called for the impeachment of President Jonathan over recent developments in the Rivers House of Assembly.
The PDP spokesman said that the call by the ACN was an indication that the party was not serious, lacked direction, and was seeking to destabilise the polity.
He said that in an as much the PDP did not condone the violence witnessed recently in the Rivers House of Assembly, brawls were usual phenomena in parliaments across the world.
He said that no reasonable person had ever called for the impeachment of the president of a country as a result of legislative brawls.
Okeke, therefore, wondered how the recent fray in Rivers House of Assembly translated into an impeachable offence on the part of President Jonathan.
He said, “For the avoidance of doubt, President Jonathan has nothing to do with the activities of the Rivers House of Assembly and has no link whatsoever in the recent developments in that House.’’
Okeke said that there was a fracas in Ogun House of Assembly earlier in the year, during which the mace was destroyed, adding that nobody called for the impeachment of Gov. Ibikunle Amosun.
He also noted the recent brawls in legislative houses across the world, including that of Ukraine parliament in March 2013, Taiwanese parliament in June 2013 and Venezuela parliament in May 2013 among others.
He advised the party members in Rivers to maintain decorum and remain law-abiding in the face of any provocation.