The National Assembly has been charged by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide to impeach the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo alongside his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ohanaeze’s call is coming a week after some lawmakers in the Senate staged a walkout over the security crisis in the country.
The legislators also gave President Buhari a six-week ultimatum to sort out the security issue in the country or get impeached.
The group further stated that Osinbajo and President Buhari have failed in their primary assignment.
According to Ohanaeze, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu stands to benefit if Osinbajo is exempted from the impeachment process.
The group said Osinbajo might create loopholes that will favour Tinubu if he becomes president.
The statement released by the Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze reads, “if the impeachment threats served to President Buhari should be taken seriously, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo must be part of the impeachment process, as both of them have failed Nigerians.
“The exemption of the Vice President, from the impeachment threats, shows that APC Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu stands to be a major beneficiary.
“Ndigbo reminds the National Assembly that attempts to initiate the impeachment process against President Buhari without Vice President Osibanjo are an 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 favour 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 rising insecurity challenges 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 to be active with their duties, but if they continue to be onlookers and things goes awry, the National Assembly should not exonerate the Vice President for the notice of impeachment, Tinubu stands to benefit if only Buhari is impeached.”