‘Follow The Constitution’, Moghalu Tells Those Attempting To Impeach Saraki

Ignatius Igwe  
Updated August 15, 2018
Kingsley Moghalu


A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, believes due process must be followed in the attempt to unseat the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.

Moghalu, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said this during his appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily on Wednesday.

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“We must follow the constitution. Of course, the constitution that we have currently, we must follow it,” he said.

He added, “Anything outside of it is unconstitutional. We ought to be a nation of laws and not a nation of men.”

The presidential aspirant informed those who intend to impeach the Senate President that while he was neither in support or against the move, they should ensure they do so in line with the constitution.

Ahead of the general elections in 2019, he called on the citizens to look for leaders with fresh ideas that would fix the problems facing the nation.

The former CBN deputy governor also asked Nigerians to shelve the already known parties and look for an alternative to ensure the country progresses.

He said, “Nigerians must fundamentally retire the present political leadership class in Nigeria, if this country is to go forward.

“They must look away from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and look at a new crop of younger generational leaders who have a vision and experience to be able to fix our basic problems.”

Professor Moghalu’s remarks on the attempt to impeach Dr Saraki came two weeks after the Senate President defected from the APC to the PDP.

Since his defection, the APC leadership had asked Senator Saraki to resign his position as Senate President or risk being impeached.

The ruling party asked Saraki to take a cue from Senator Godswill Akpabio who resigned recently as the Senate Minority Leader after defecting from the PDP to the APC.