The House of Representatives has dismissed claims by a member that it was planning to institute impeachment processes against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, was said to have summoned the member representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha Federal Constituency, Edo State, Mr Johnson Agbonayinma, who alleged that some members were collating signatures with the aim of impeaching Osinbajo.
Agbonayinma made the allegation while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.
Speaking to correspondents via telephone, Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Abdulrazak Namdas, dismissed the claim.
Namdas said, “There is nothing like impeachment before the House of Representatives as I speak now.
“As far as I am concerned, I speak for the House, and there is nothing like impeachment before the House for consideration.
“I don’t speak for members, I speak for the House. But if there is anything, I don’t know.
“At least, officially before the House, there is nothing like that.”
Asked to speak as a member of the All Progressives Congress, Namdas said, “I am not aware (of the impeachment plot).
Agbonayinma made the allegation in a written speech entitled, “Call for Caution on the Purported Campaign to Smear the Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by Disgruntled Politicians and Some Media Houses.”
He said, “It has become necessary for me to add my voice to the call by many Nigerians on the purported campaigns of calumny by some political gladiators and media houses against the office and person of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), on spurious allegations of corrupt practices levelled 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.