Ogene Denies Being Part of Plot to Impeach Jonathan, Says Impeachment Not the Answer

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A member representing Ogbaru Federal
Constituency of Anambra State in the House of
Representatives, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, has
denied being part of any plot to impeach
President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement yesterday by his media
assistant, Edward Dibiana, Ogene said the
clarification become necessary because of the
countless inquiries by his teeming admirers
and supporters regarding his stand in the
current crisis rocking the House.
The lawmaker said impeaching President
Goodluck Jonathan cannot be the answer to the
crisis currently rocking the lower chamber of
the National Assembly
“Beside being a top stalwart of the All
Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), which has
already endorsed President Jonathan’s re-
election bid, I am of the firm believe that such
a move is not only unwarranted, but would also
constitute an unnecessary distraction in the
current efforts at national healing, amid
mounting security challenges,” he said.
Ogene who is the Deputy Chairman of the
House Committee on Media and Public Affairs,
said the had neither seen any such notice of
impeachment, nor be part of any such
undertaken.
He said the incident which led to the scaling of
the National Assembly gate last Thursday, was
necessitated by the desire of the lawmakers to
ensure their personal safety as the
environment was besieged by strange
elements, some of whom were hooded.
He further said: “As you know, lawmakers got
to the National Assembly gate at different
times. By the time some of them, including
Hon. Ogene, massed around the gate, they
discovered that some security operatives in
plain clothes had infiltrated their ranks and
started releasing pepper spray on them, while
calling for reinforcement.
“In the midst of the confusion, some of them
decided to go over the gate into the National
Assembly complex, instead of leaving
themselves open to torture and humiliation.
“Indeed, they had to choose between being
bludgeoned and pepper sprayed to death, or
make good an escape. Remember that the
former Senate President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo,
was killed in Kano after pepper spray was used
on him. No one loves to be a dead hero,” he
stated.

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