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|Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by ORAFA(m): 10:29am On Nov 22, 2014|
What started in the House of Representatives
as a plot to initiate impeachment
proceedings against President Goodluck
Jonathan has spread to the Senate,
according to indications yesterday.
A growing number of Senators are said to be
enthusiastic to team up with the Reps to get
the President impeached.
One hundred and thirty Reps were known to
have signed up to support the plot on
Thursday, but by yesterday, the figure had
risen up to 148, sources close to the bid
The plot was sparked by alleged growing
impunity by the Federal Government, the
latest being Thursday’s attack on the
National Assembly by armed policemen who
tear-gassed Reps and denied Speaker Aminu
Tambuwal access to the Chamber.
Senate sources said yesterday that some
senators were inclined to get President
The arrow heads of the plot in the Senate are
from the Northeast where the President
proposes to extend the emergency rule in
Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
The arrow heads, one source said, “have
been meeting to plan how to convince and
win other senators to buy into and support
the pro-impeachment lawmakers.”
The source said “things will get clearer by
Tuesday 25 when the Senate will resume
But the source could not confirm if a register
is already in place for interested senators to
indicate their willingness to join the plot.
“I know of a fact that there have been series
of clandestine meetings where the plot was
mooted,” he said.
The senators say Jonathan must go to “save
the country from unbridled impunity” by
The source described Thursday’s invasion of
the National Assembly as “the height of
impunity that must not be condoned by right
The Senate leadership is said to be labouring
to calm frayed nerves.
A South West Senator who spoke on the plot
noted that it is obvious “things will no longer
be the same in the National Assembly.”
He said: “At this stage, it is still a matter of
wait and see. Things can no longer be what
they used to be. Even the most conservative
in the Senate were agitated by the action of
the police yesterday (Thursday). The police
could not have acted without order from
In the House of Representatives, more
members are said to be considering joining
the 148 that have already indicated their
willingness to be part of the impeachment
Many Reps are still aggrieved by the
Thursday action of the Police which they cite
as one of the several impunities of the
“Since 1999, this is the first time in the
history of democracy that such a thing has
happened,” a Rep said of the attack
The motion for impeachment may be moved
as early as the 3rd of December, it was
It was also gathered that the legal team of
the Speaker may head to the court on
Monday to file a contempt of court case
against the President and the Police over the
invasion of the National Assembly.
According to a source, the Speaker is hinging
his action on the fact that a court ruling
exists that asks all parties to maintain the
status quo over the issue of defection.
The legal team would look at the possibility
of getting the court to declare that the action
of the Presidency/Police is subjudice.
Also yesterday, the Minority Leader of the
House and the leader of the APC Caucus in
then Green Chamber, Femi Gbajabiamila,
vowed that the opposition will not go to
sleep in the House.
In a statement entitled: “We Will Continue to
be Vigilant Against Unlawful Tactics of
Jonathan, Gbajamiamila expressed sadness
over the events that led himself and other
members into scaling over the National
Assembly gate before gaining entrance into
the National Assembly on Thursday.
He said: “What happened in the National
Assembly yesterday (Thursday) will forever
live in infamy. Never thought I would see the
day when I would be forced to go over the
assembly gates where I work to gain access
into the chambers. But then our democracy
has to be saved.”
Gbajabiamila expressed surprise that the
Presidency, through its agents, could
undermine a court injunction restraining
them from acting against the Speaker,
“It was pretty clear the Presidency in spite of
a court injunction wanted to do something
sinister and illegal. They perfected the plot to
stop the Speaker and the opposition leader
from gaining entry.
“ My members were already in chambers
waiting for me to come in so as to provide
leadership and direction. Most of them had
gone over the gate too. I had to do the
needful to save our democracy. We thank
God we foiled their evil machinations. We
will continue to be vigilant”.
Meanwhile, The Nation learnt that PDP
members in the House are under fire from the
Party and the Presidency for not delivering
on the plan to remove Tambuwal on
According to a source, the strategy was to
hijack the plenary after the Speaker might
have been prevented from gaining access
into the National Assembly by the Police who
were deployed by the Inspector General of
Police for that purpose.
Trusted lawmakers from the PDP, with no
allegiance to the Speaker, would then seize
the House, and impeach the Speaker. The
police would provide them cover and the
Presidency would grant immediate
recognition to the new Speaker, who
naturally would have been the Deputy
However, the plan was thwarted by the
vigilance of the opposition lawmakers, who
smuggled Tambuwal into the Chamber,
where he took charge of proceedings before
the PDP lawmakers could act.
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|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Fweshdude(m): 11:40am On Nov 22, 2014|
Now let`s see where it gets.
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|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by ratiken(m): 11:57am On Nov 22, 2014|
Impeaching GEJ is impossible.
However, assuming tides turn and it becomes possible..... just get your ticket and get away. Cos ours will be a case of 'there was a country'.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by donphilopus: 12:03pm On Nov 22, 2014|
What can you do if he's impeached?!
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|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by tosyne2much(m): 12:05pm On Nov 22, 2014|
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|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:07pm On Nov 22, 2014|
Thiefnubu newspaper doing waht they know best.Useless propaganda,oya make una impeach GEJ make we see
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:08pm On Nov 22, 2014|
DO YOU HAVE THE NUMBERS TO CARRY OUT THE IMPEACHMENT ?NOBI TO MAKE NOISE FOR NEWSPAPER
FYI THOSE WHO WROTE THE 1999 CONSTITUTION MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO IMPEACH A NIGERIA PRESIDENT.THE CONDITIONS NEDED TO IMPEACH HIM WILL NEVER BE MET
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by mrofficial(m): 12:10pm On Nov 22, 2014|
If he's duly impeached, nothing will happen. You can keep making noise.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:11pm On Nov 22, 2014|
DO YOU THINK,IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A NIGERIAN PRESIDENT TO BE DULY IMPEACHED?
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by donphilopus: 12:12pm On Nov 22, 2014|
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by saint047(m): 12:15pm On Nov 22, 2014|
donphilopus:alots dumb ass
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by luvmijeje(f): 12:15pm On Nov 22, 2014|
The ministry is moving.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:17pm On Nov 22, 2014|
if only 148 nreps have signed then APC is obviously not doing enough as i know APC have more than that number in the HOR.They should bring it on!!!! i cant wait to watch this drama.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by luvmijeje(f): 12:21pm On Nov 22, 2014|
Bros chillax. We'll all watch to the end.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by adepiero: 12:23pm On Nov 22, 2014|
[size=20]PLEASE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LETS VOTE FOR TOSYNE2MUCH! FOR MR NAIRALAND. God bless you as you do so, thanks [/size]
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|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by tinkinjow: 12:23pm On Nov 22, 2014|
Stop wasting your time. Whenever and wherever you come by such headline skip past it. Don't read.
A coup isn't likely in Nigeria. As a coup is impossible, an impeachment is even more impossicant.
I don't understand why some don't just get it. The only way to get Jonathan out and still have Nigeria is election. This too seems unlikely because of the heat already on ground.
The north made one big mistake, they shouldn't have attacked Gej the way they do, they should have played along and possibly he would have been eased out peacefully. But as it is now, head or tail the north is gonna loss and loss big if care isn't taken.
When they are finally tired of the oil money impeach Jonathan. That's all I can say. U can use this as a collateral.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:25pm On Nov 22, 2014|
OKOO I DE WATCH,REMIND ME WHEN YOU EVEN GET 200 SIGNATURES LET ALONE THE 240 YOU NEED.
MIND YOU WHEN THE WORST COMES TO THE WORST PDP WOULD GET A COURT ORDER AND VOID THE TICKETS OF THE OVER 37 REPS INCLUDING TAMBUWAL WHO LEFT THE PDP FOR THE APC
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Built2last: 12:29pm On Nov 22, 2014|
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Gbawe: 12:29pm On Nov 22, 2014|
Much as it is desirable for the progress of Nigeria, the impeachment of the 'Escobar' of corruption, I.e GEJ, will not happen because too many unprincipled legislators have their political fortunes directly tied to GEJ making it to the general elections . Those wishing to cut deals securing their future are not principled enough to think of what is best for Nigeria.
Nigeria should be the quintessential case study for politcally destructive avarice whereby the self-preservation instinct of a very small number of people, at the detriment of the majority by far, always carries the day. Nigerians who want GEJ out should not waste their own time dwelling on the hope he will be impeached. Better to ensure you focus on contributing your own vote towards the total needed to remove the destructive nuisance GEJ has become to all corners of Nigeria.
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|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by patrickmuf(m): 12:32pm On Nov 22, 2014|
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by luvmijeje(f): 12:35pm On Nov 22, 2014|
Just 92 more signatures to get to 240, Jonathan is finish. By the way it's not only you people that knows the way to court. And I trust APC, they know how to get injunction.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:38pm On Nov 22, 2014|
YOU TOO MUMU EVEN IF THEY GET 360 SIGNATURES THE HOR ALONE CANNOT IMPEACH HIM,YOU WILL NEED TO GET 2/3 OF THE SENATE AND THE STATE HOAs.LASTLY YOU WILL NEED TO GET THE CJN AND THE ARMY BEHIND YOU.
HOW ON EARTH DO YOU THINK YOU WIL PULL IT OFF?
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:38pm On Nov 22, 2014|
YOU ARE JUST TOO POLITICALLY NAIVE FOR MY LIKING
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:41pm On Nov 22, 2014|
nigerians know gej is the president of pdp and not nigeria. impeach the dullard!
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by luvmijeje(f): 12:43pm On Nov 22, 2014|
Bros chillax na. It's not even up to 24rs.
For the state assembly, they're already sure of 5 in the south west. Nothing is impossible except there's no will.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:47pm On Nov 22, 2014|
;DYOU ARE EVEN MORE NAIVE THAN I THOUGHT.I EXPECTED YOU TO REEL OUT THE 24 STATES HOAs and HOR AND SENATE MEMBERS THAT WILL CARRYOUT THE IMPEACHMENT.
IF YOU WANT I WILL GIVE 13 STATES THAT WILL NOT ENDORSE IT AND THAT IS ALREADY ENOUGH TO KILL THE IMPEACHMENT.BESIDES THE NEW CJN RECENTLY APPOINTED BY GEJ CAN STIL KILL IT EVEN IF YOU GET 100% OF THE SENATE,HOR AND STATE HOAs.
LASTLY IF YOU SUCCEED,HOW DO YOU CONTROL THE ARMY TO OBEY YOU? SIMPLY PUT A NIGERIAN PRESIDENT CANNEVER BE IMPEACHED
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by luvmijeje(f): 12:50pm On Nov 22, 2014|
Let's continue watching. I'm not telling anything again.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Gogetta(m): 12:50pm On Nov 22, 2014|
ratiken:Nothing will happen! Nothing!! You're the noise maker here.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Nobody: 12:52pm On Nov 22, 2014|
YOU TOO MUMU,THERE IS NO NEED ARGUING WITH YOU.OYA GO AHEAD AND IMPEACH HIM.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by luvmijeje(f): 12:57pm On Nov 22, 2014|
D Jonathan shouldn't get too over confident.
|Re: Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Thickens by Pangea: 1:01pm On Nov 22, 2014|
It has started finally!
To all who are saying it is impossible, I pity una!
This is Nigeria!
May I assure you all, any moment from now, anything can happen!
Oga Jonah has riled the sleeping lion.
He has crossed a line!
No going back again, imagine an arm of government setting police loose on another arm?
Wahala don happen!
They may not succeed in impeaching him, but I can assure you all they will make him to loose sleep.
To all those tan praising the "emperor's new suit" shame on you all
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