Youth Leaders Of Southeast Region Support Calls For Buhari’s Impeachment

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Youth leaders from the Southeast, on Tuesday, supported calls for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, insisting that he has failed the country in all ways.

They advised Nigerians across the country to ask their representatives at the National Assembly to start impeachment proceedings against the President.

The youths expressed their support for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in House of Representatives earlier calls to impeach President Buhari, insisting that the move had become inevitable to rescue the country from total breakdown.

This was disclosed in a statement issued in Enugu under the aegis of Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL).

The youths stated that they agreed with one of the leaders of the PDP House caucus, Kingsley Chanda, emphasising that the President had shown his inability to deliver on the security of life and property, which they called the first responsibility of any active government.

The statement, signed by their President, Goodluck Ibem, remarked that security was the most significant thing in any nation and leaders that could not realise security for its citizens had no cause to remain in office.

The statement read, “Even in a society of fools and nonentities, they will not keep quiet if they are being slaughtered like rams and goats on daily basis. The office of the President is a position for service and when the President cannot deliver on government’s responsibility to its citizens, the most honourable thing to do is to resign.

“In this case the President has refused to resign despite failing to protect Nigerians. Only recently, Boko Haram massacred 73 farmers on their farms. These persons have loved ones and people who depend on them for survival. They were butchered in broad daylight and you don’t some expect Nigerians to clap for Mr. President for a job well done”.

“The National Assembly and Nigerians have told the President to sack the service chiefs and he has remained adamant to the call. You can’t be doing one thing the same way and expect to get different results.

“The President and his service chiefs have failed Nigerians and we are totally in support of his resignation or impeachment.”

The youth leaders added that in Britain, America, South Africa among others, government officials found wanting in their obligations would resign but in Nigeria, “ our leaders sit tight in office even when it is obvious that they have failed woefully. They see the office as a means of corrupt enrichment and so they must stay tight even if everyone is against them”