The Congress for Progressive Change has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to apologise for his involvement in the political crisis in Rivers State and urged the National Assembly to impeach him if he fails to do so.
The party also commended the National Assembly for taking over the Rivers State Houses of Assembly and ordering the redeployment of the Police Commissioner of the state, Joseph Mbu.
The National Publicity Secretary of CPC, Rotimi Fashakin, said that the party wants the National Assembly to compel the President to apologise for his role in the crisis.
He said the actions of the federal lawmakers showed they were dispassionate in handling the Rivers crisis.
He said, “As a party, we concur with the National Assembly. We agree with their resolutions on the Rivers crisis. They seem to be more dispassionate than the Nigeria Police. We want the National Assembly to even go one step further.
“It is not enough to finger the President and his wife in this unfortunate incident but the President should be made to apologise to the nation, otherwise he should be impeached.”
Fashakin added that it was wrong for the President to be involved in destabilising a state, which was federating unit in Nigeria.
“This is because it is very sacrilegious for the President of a nation, a federal state, to be involved in plotting and destabilising of a federating unit. It is sacrilegious and impeachable,” he said.
Last Thursday, the Senate passed a resolution empowering it and the House of Representatives to take over the legislative functions of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
In the resolution which concurs with that of the House on July 10, the Senate also flayed the attempt by five anti-Rotimi Amaechi lawmakers to impeach the state Assembly Speaker, Otelemaba Amachree.