The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, has expressed support for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan by members of the Federal House of Representatives.
Ashafa stated his support while speaking on Friday at the closing ceremony of a two-day pre-election retreat, organised for his constituency staff in the Jibowu area of Lagos.
The House of Representatives members, along with some senators, had been making moves to impeach President Jonathan.
They said the move was for the good of the country, adding that over 50 impeachable offences had been identified against the President.
The lawmakers intended to commence the impeachment process when they reconvene on Wednesday.
Backing the move, Ashafa said, “As a senator, I represent one of the vibrant and patriotic people that know that Nigeria will remain one. I am one of those who believe it will be better. If members of the House of Representatives believe that their action in that process will make Nigeria better, so be it.”
Ashafa said he believed the impeachment move had nothing to do with party affiliation, saying it was a move for the people.
The senator explained that the retreat was aimed at re-orientating and appraising the achievement of his constituency in order to be well positioned towards ensuring victory at the party’s primaries and the 2015 general elections.
He said, “ The retreat is to help us sit down and have a rethink, access what we have been able to do and get ourselves prepared for the events that we are going to encounter in the 2015 general elections.
“We want to be able to interact with one another and serve as example to other political gladiators so that All Progressives Congress will be able to sweep resounding votes all over Nigeria. We have done well and we have to do more.”
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