Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Dr. Anthony Agbazuere of Abia State has implored the All Progressive Congress, APC, to let the sleeping dogs lie as regards the National Assembly elections which produced Dr. Bukola Saraki as the Senate president and Mr. Yakubu Dogara as the Speaker, House of Representatives.
Agbazuere, as reported by Vanguard, further warned that threatening, harassing and intimidating the National Assembly leaders may threaten President Muhammadu Buhahi and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s positions.
He said, “Any attempt by the APC to plot the impeachment of Saraki and Dogara will not only fail but will destroy the party.
“An attempt to threaten them may lead to the impeachment of either President Buhari or both Buhari and Osinbajo. The implications are obvious.
“When persuasion fails, it must not be carried too far, so as not to cause more harm to the polity.
“APC must also stop threatening [Ike] Ekweremadu and must realize that his position is a bitter pill which the party must swallow to survive.
“APC must not forget that the same structure which brought Ekweremadu to office also brought Saraki on board and this group/alliance is greater in number.”
The activist added that, “The party has no powers in any law to choose for members of the National Assembly those to lead them.”
While clarifying that the acclaimed number of months that the state workers were being owed salary arrears, Agbazuere who is immediate past Information Commissioner of Abia State, maintained that no worker in the state is owed up to nine months salary.
He said, “It is therefore wrong, mischievous and an act of blackmail against the state and the past administration for any one to make a generalization to say that Abia workers are owed 9 or 10 months’ salary arrears.
“It is my view and I so hold that the picture of the salary issue of Abia State workers should not be maliciously presented in the media.
“I am confident that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has the zeal and sagacity to address the problems and I urge Abians to give him maximum support, cooperation and understanding as the state addresses the consequences of the drop in revenue.”