The chairman of the House Committee on Information, Baba Ibaku,
told Vanguard that the impeachment would be
carried out so that the world would not see the legislators as liars,
pointing out that those demostrating over the matter were merely
sending the governor off.
He spoke even as all the members have relocated to Abuja, the
nation’s capital for fear of attack by Al-Makura’s supporters.
His words: “The world will see us as liars if we withdraw the
impeachment process at this stage. People who are telling us to
discontinue do not understand what we are doing now.
“We are moving on to the next level where we shall direct the
Chief Justice of the state to constitute a panel to investigate the
allegations levelled against him.
’’That investigation takes a period of three months. They may
finish before then. Then soon after that the deal will be done.
“No one out of the 20 members has withdrawn or is threatening to
withdraw his signature for the impeachment, contrary to what
some people are insinuating. We are on course. We are religiously
following the provisions of the 1999 Constitution to perfect
everything on this impeachment.”
Reacting to the series of demonstrations against the House’s
decision, Ibaku said: “They are only sending Al-Makura off. He is
going so that they will be happy and they will be happy for his exit
“When he took us to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
EFCC, people were aware but they did not protest; when he
mobilised his people to stone Assembly members at the Assembly
complex, did anybody protest against that? He gave them money
and as soon as the money gets exhausted, all the protesters will