By Peter Duru
MAKURDI— Benue State Chairman of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, Mr. Baba Agan, has faulted the impeachment threat by the House of Representatives against President Goodluck Jonathan, advising that the lawmakers should first purge themselves of corruption.
Fielding questions from newsmen in Makurdi, yesterday, Agan said the plot by members of the House smacks of hidden agenda and not what they want Nigerians to believe.
He said: “The way I see the whole issue, it goes beyond what they are saying. I am sure the non-implementation of the budget is not the real issue. I strongly believe that it goes beyond that.
“It is either for political or selfish interest that they are doing what they are presently doing.”
Agan recalled that corruption under democratic governance started with the members of the National Assembly, who under the past administration of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, demanded huge sums of money as furniture and other allowances.
He said the practise later extended to the state Houses of Assembly and councilors at the local government level.
“I advise that the House members should first purge themselves of all the allegations of corruption hanging on their necks before embarking on this ill-fated assignment that will serve no useful purpose to the average Nigerian,” Agan added.