Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has named Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu as top beneficiaries if President Mohammadu Buhari is impeached.
The group issued a strong warning to the National Assembly stating that if the impeachment threats served to President Buhari should be taken seriously, the Vice President, Osibanjo must be part of the impeachment process, adding that both of them have failed country in their primary responsibilities of the protection of lives and properties of its citizens.
In a release issued by the Secretary-General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze maintained that the exemption of Vice President, from the impeachment threats, ”shows that the APC Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu stands to be a major beneficiary since there are fears in some quarters that President Buhari might stick with the new electoral Law which might not favor Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election as witnessed in Osun Elections”, the group added.
It continued, “Ndigbo reminds the National Assembly, that attempts to initiate the impeachment process of President Buhari without Vice President Osibanjo are incomplete process and will create windows and loopholes for the Vice President to play an ethnic card for the West, irrespective of running against Tinubu in the APC primaries.
“He will use the power of incumbency in favor of Bola Tinubu’s victory which is a contradiction with the body language of the Mr. President, who is likely reluctant to influence the 2023 elections for anyone but whoever Nigerians want at the polls. If Buhari should be impeached then Osibanjo must go with him, both of them should be blamed for the raising insecurity in the country.
“Ndigbo is in support of any Impeachment threats by the National Assembly, but it must serve as a wake-up call for the President and Vice President. But if they continue to be onlookers and things go awry, the National Assembly should not exonerate the Vice President on the notice of impeachment, Tinubu stands to benefit if only Buhari is impeached.