We are not planning to impeach Oshiomhole – PDP

we are not planning to impeach oshiomole
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, while reacting to the allegation by the National chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that it was not interested in the alleged move to impeach Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, noting that the governor was free to do the work for which he was elected by the people.

The party,also said that the allegation by the National
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John
Odigie-Oyegun, that N75 million was allegedly offered to each
PDP lawmaker to impeach the governor, described the allegation
as unfounded and a figment of “their troubled imagination.”

Edo State chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, who spoke to
newsmen, yesterday in Benin, said: “I have heard the National
Chairman of APC and the governor himself talk about impeachment
in Edo State. The constitution states unequivocally in its relevant
sections, the processes to be followed as far as impeachment is
concerned.

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“That it is only the elected representatives of the people that can
impeach the governor of a state. So, if they feel that the governor
of Edo State has committed impeachable offences, they should
look at it. But for us as a party, we are not interested in his
impeachment, he should continue to do the work for which he was
elected by the Edo people.

“For us in the PDP, we are looking forward to the elections of 2015
and 2016 in the state where we shall teach the APC a political
lesson. It is obvious that the APC is afraid of a crushing defeat
come 2015 and 2016 hence they are singing this worn out tune.”

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On the alleged offering of N75 million to each legislator by his
party for the impeachment exercise, Chief Orbih, said: “They talk
as if money no longer has value. How do you expect the PDP to
give that huge amount of money to lawmakers who have only few
months to stay in office? There is no sense spending such money
on the legislators. Rather, if we have such money, we will spend it
to provide amenities for our people.”

He, however, warned that Edo PDP will resist any attempt by the
state government to collapse the legislative arm of government
into the executive, describing the move as undemocratic.

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On the allegation that the PDP was intimidating and harassing
governors that do not belong to it through impeachments as
recently witnessed in Adamawa State and Nassarawa State, he
accused the APC of being an agent of destabilisation, saying that it
has no road map to peace in the country.