Today, the immediate vicinity of the three arm zone in the Federal Capital of Nigeria, Abuja where the seat of the federal government is housed was active with hushed movements within the major stakeholders of the National Assembly. This is as information available to 247ureports.com indicate that members of the National Assembly who are sympathetic to the Presidency have been kept busy over a silent but renewed move to impeach the President of the Federal republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan under the guise of moving the country forward away from the suffering posed by the sudden hike in petrol prices.
Information from one of the aggrieved Senator’s representing one of the local government areas [LGAs] [recently declared as part of the state of emergency] revealed to our correspondent that the President has misused the executive privilege to suppress the labor and transport unions away from protesting / organizing against the sudden hike in petroleum prices – through the use a fake state of emergency. “The State of Emergency proclamation means nothing. We are yet to understand what he means by it? I was shocked to hear the announcement of oil subsidy removal a few days later.” He added also that the legislators will “not sit quietly and allow the Executive to drive the country carelessly like drunkards”.
But a Senator representing a district in Imo State discounts the claim/threats as unfounded. The Imo State Senator revealed that the NASS members were in the know – that the Presidency had briefed the Senator and members of the house of representatives on his actions prior to embarking on the announcement. In a telephone conversation with 247ureports.com, the Senator implied also that the Presidency rewarded each member of NASS in return for their cooperation. The Senator went on to add that the labor leaders and other union leaders may have been “briefed” as well.
Other sources close to the activities within the NASS who spoke to our correspondent in Abuja confirms the increase closed-door activities between persons believed to be operating on behalf of the Presidency – and persons operating on behalf of aggrieved NASS members. One of the sources noted that the subject of discussion at the meeting was not certain but the intensity implied the nature of the seriousness.
Independent inquiry point to a tangential concern as being the principal reason for the sudden closed door meetings, It was gathered that the conditions suitable for a return to military rule maybe on the ripe. Some experts explain that the path which the country has been headed has raised concerns in certain quarters – concerning the threat of possible disintegration of the country. And the involved personalities in the quarters are said to be keen to the consideration of utilizing the military as an option to avert the impending disintegration.
NASS members are scheduled to return to seating next week.