The Buhari Patriotic Movement (BPM) has vowed to mobilise Nigerians against the National Assembly over its threat to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued by its National Secretary, Shoyemi Adeniyi, the group said the National Assembly should stop using the threat of impeachment to blackmail the president.
It said President Mohammadu Buhari was on a mission to rescue Nigeria from the choking grip of corruption and impunity.
It asked the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and other members of the National Assembly, who have issues with Police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to clear their names with those agencies instead of heating the polity with impeachment threat against the president.
“This is pure blackmail against Mr President. It is highly irresponsible and a joke taken too far.
“We, therefore, advise that the reckless move of the lawmakers should not stop the police from investigating the alleged sponsors of the armed robbery attack in Offa that claimed over 30 innocent Nigerian lives.
“The Police, the EFCC and other relevant security agencies should not allow these lawmakers to intimidate or coerce them into chickening out of carrying out their constitutionally assigned responsibilities. Nobody is above the law of the land.
“Whoever has issues should go and clear his name,” Adeniyi said.
While calling on the All Progressives Congress, APC, not to yield to the blackmail of some of the lawmakers, who are its members, to hand them return tickets, Adeniyi called on other patriotic lawmakers to rescue the National Assembly from further desecration.
“As patriots, we stand with our dear president, Muhammadu Buhari, for all his decisions, commitments and firm resolve to save Nigeria from ‘locusts.’
By Our Correspondent