Sun, Jun

Nigerians will resist any attempt to remove Buhari — APC Governors


Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, warned that Nigerians will resist any attempt to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office. 


The governors, under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum, spoke on a day an attempted coup in Turkey claimed 161 lives and over 1,440 were injured in the incident while 2,839 suspected coup plotters were arrested. 

Last week, there had been reports of threat by the Senate to impeach Buhari. 

The threat came amid the face-off between the Presidency and the Senate following the decision of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to charge Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and two others for alleged forgery of the 2015 Standing Order of the Senate that was used to elect them. 

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State who spoke on behalf of the APC Governors Forum yesterday said, “We know that corruption will fight back and it is fighting back and that is why we went for a tested army general to lead the corruption fight. 

"They will fight back but they will be crushed. We reaffirm our confidence in the President, we don’t want any impeachment, we stand for democracy. The coup was resisted in Turkey, that is how Nigerians will resist any attempt to impeach the President”, Oshiomhole said. 

“The anti-corruption war must go on, Nigeria’s economy will be repositioned and the people will be witnesses to prosperity. Peace is already returning to the North East. It will return to the Niger Delta and Nigeria will be prosperous again”.