The leadership of the lower house of the National Assembly has summoned the lawmakers for an emergency session scheduled for Sunday January 8, 2012. The announcement was made on the late evening of Friday January 6, 2012. The aim of the emergency session is not readily clear.
The call for emergency meeting came on the heels of an injunction obtained by President Jonathan from an industrial court against the planned mass-action strike starting Monday January 9, 2011. The Labor Congress and the other organizers of the strike who waved aside to the injunction stated an Industrial court does not have the power to issue injunctions rather it is given the power to mediate between labor unions and the employer [government].
Already, sources have pointed to hushed moves to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President for his mishandling of the Boko Haram menace and the oil subsidy removal. 247ureports.com had reported on the imminent impeachment threat last week. Our sources reveal that the legislators may call for a vote of no confidence of the President.