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NEMA imbroglio: Rep Agbonnayinma alleges plan to impeach Osinbajo

House of Representatives member, Rep. Ehiozuwa Agbonnayinma on Tuesday raised the alarm, alleging that some members of the House were collating signatures to impeach Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in respect of the N5.8 billion fraud uncovered at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The lawmaker, who stated this at a press conference in Abuja, however failed to name the lawmakers behind the alleged impeachment move.

While admonishing his colleagues in the House to exercise restraint, admitted that many APC members in the House are aggrieved over the outcome of the party’s primaries.

He therefore, urged lawmakers in the national interest not to embark on any action that will heat up the polity in the run-up to the 2019 polls.

According to him, some political gladiators have capitalised on the House report to embark on a campaign of calumny against the Vice President on spurious allegations of corrupt practices levied against him.

“I am aware that signatures are being collated for the impeachment of the Vice President. The reason is because of the outcome of the NEMA investigation.

“For the records, the issues raised in the probe on NEMA had to do with misappropriation of funds by the director general and the day to day running of the agency vis-a-vis financial spending and procurement processes among others.

“While commending my colleagues on the discharge of our constitutional duties, I am appealing to them to sheath their swords. I enjoin them to continue to do only those things that will promote peace, unity, happiness and prosperity of Nigeria,” he stated.

Our correspondent reports that the Chairman, House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Rep. Ali Isa had said recently that Vice President Osinbajo as board chairman has a case to answer over the alleged mismanagement of the N5.8 billion North East intervention fund by NEMA.

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