Dumebi Kachikwu, the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has said that President Muhammadu Buhari ought to have been impeached in his first year of office.
Kachikwu disclosed this in Abuja when he paid a condolence visit to Senator Patricia Akwashiki on the death of her mother.
The presidential aspirant said Buhari’s offences are not new, noting that they started when he took over office.
He said, “The President ought to have been impeached seven years ago in his first year of office, his failures didn’t start today, it started then. All the impeachable offences National Assembly wants to list now, seven years ago we should have listed these impeachable offences, there’s nothing different.
“If they are doing it now, it means they have made Nigerians suffer for nothing, thousands dead, tens of thousands displaced, the economy has collapsed, our streets flow with the blood of the innocent, our borders are porous for terrorists.
“Our farms are no longer existent, we now sell human organs as one of our main businesses in Nigeria, kidnapping is on the rise. There’s no area you can say this President has done well. Whatever impeachable offence we are talking about now has existed for the last couple of years, why today, it’s self-serving.”
He urged the National Assembly to impeach its leaders before Buhari, alleging that they were complicit in his stay in office.
His words, “Before they impeach the President, they ought to impeach the leadership of the National Assembly, who are complicit in the failures of the President. Government is shared responsibilities.
“They ought to impeach them so that we know those people who supported him to stay this long, and they ought to leave. So that we have a new era of leadership who can usher us into the next level.”