Can Buhari be im­peached?

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

Those who play the mu­sic of im­peach­ment should think twice, for the word is of­fen­sive and re­pul­sive to the Nige­rian masses.

He who imag­ined im­peach­ing Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari and Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo, at this crit­i­cal time of our na­tion­hood, to me, is just in fancy and hal­lu­ci­na­tion.

Mr. Pres­i­dent was over­whelm­ingly elected by Nige­rian masses; he is the pres­i­dent that ever scored such land­slide vic­tory in Nige­ria and he is for all, ir­re­spec­tive of reli­gion, tribal or re­gional af­fil­i­a­tion and most im­por­tantly, Buhari is one per­son who is work­ing for the bet­ter­ment of all, in­clud­ing the gen­er­a­tion yet un­born.

I am fully aware, that we are now pass­ing through a dif­fi­cult time. But, we should also know that, one can­not fix dis­lo­cated and dis­jointed pa­tient with­out the vic­tim pass­ing through pains.

Those who talk of im­peach­ment have not done to Nige­ria in their six­teen years in of­fice what Buhari and Os­in­bajo did in one year. The wail­ers were just there fight­ing for their huge salaries, al­lowances and out­ra­geously ex­pen­sive cars. Their ut­most pri­or­ity is their per­sonal gain.

We men­tioned the achieve­ments of Mr. Pres­i­dent sev­eral times in our pre­vi­ous writings; there­fore, I feel that there is no need for us to re­it­er­ate same. How­ever, we are all abreast of some of Pres­i­dent Buhari’s achieve­ments in the area of se­cu­rity, avail­abil­ity of pe­tro­leum prod­ucts, fight­ing cor­rup­tion ve­he­mently, re­deem­ing of Nige­ria’s name abroad, mak­ing our army to re­gain its lost glory, se­cur­ing some fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance from the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity, suc­cess­ful ne­go­ti­a­tion for nu­clear en­ergy, fruit­ful trip to China and so on and so forth.

By and large, if hail­ers and wail­ers in the Na­tional As­sem­bly dare try to im­peach Buhari, un­doubt­edly, the masses of Nige­ria will pass vote of no con­fi­dence in them, and thus they will be called back to their vil­lages.

We did not send them there to im­peach Buhari, but to work with him for the bet­ter­ment of Nige­ria. Let them fo­cus on how to ex­tri­cate our coun­try from the en­tan­gle­ment we found our­selves. This is not time to dish out provoca­tive words on the pages of news­pa­pers.

Since the in­cep­tion of the demo­cratic rule in 1999, Nige­ri­ans are yet to feel the im­pact of the elected leg­is­la­tors in our var­i­ous con­stituen­cies. I am yet to see their pres­ence there. There­fore, let them im­peach them­selves first be­fore im­peach­ing oth­ers.

Be­sides the few pa­tri­otic se­na­tors and mem­bers of House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, who are dili­gently sup­port­ing Mr. Pres­i­dent’s gov­ern­ment to unite and up­lift Nige­ria, one can see only few of them visit their con­stituen­cies af­ter their elec­tions. They used the in­di­gents as lad­ders to at­tain their per­sonal goals.

Buhari can­not be im­peached, sim­ple. These are my per­sonal opin­ions and I am en­ti­tled to them.

Prof. M.M. Nguru, is the Di­rec­tor/CEO, Nige­ria Ara­bic Vil­lage, Ngala, Borno State 08066163910

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