PDP vows to sort out grievances over Jonathan’s impeachment
The deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Sam Jaja has revealed plans by the party to commence inquiry into the planned impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan by members of the House of Representatives.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, on Thursday, Mr Jaja said that the party will fashion out modalities to know what the grievances of the members are as well as take urgent steps to address it.
He noted that what was going on is normal for a democracy and that the party’s concern will be to resolve the concerns of the two arms without overruling the grievances of any party.
“It is not a fluke that they are not making any sense, it is not also a fluke that the president is making error that requires impeachment,” Mr. Jaja said.
“At times we over bloat these things, but the party has setup machineries to look into all the grievances of the members of the National Assembly and what is the position of the President.”
“There must be an area for the two parties to meet and this thing should be resolved for the interest of democracy in this country. So there is no threat actually, as it were it is the usual thing that happens in any democratic process” he added.
He also stated that the National Working Committee of the ruling party is working assiduously to win more seats in states where the party has lost their grip in the last general election.
- The House of Representatives, last Thursday, threatened to commence impeachment move on the President over what it described as poor implementation of the 2012 budget.
Meanwhile, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday , confirmed that the implementation of the 2012 budget has reached 56% from 39% as at the end of May.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the council meeting, the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, stressed that “there is nowhere in the world where budget is implemented 100% by September” insisting that from her experience the least any country has done is 80%.”