The member representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Tijjani Yusuf has described the threats to sanction the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kingsley Chinda, by the House Leader, Ado Doguwa, as mere wishful thinking.
Yusuf, a member of the PDP caucus noted that the threat was of no consequence explaining that it was an act of sycophancy for a non-member of the opposition to dabble into the affairs of the PDP.
Earlier, the House Leader had threatened to mobilise his colleagues to sanction the PDP caucus leader for threatening to petition the impeachment clause in the constitution due to the failure of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to address Nigeria’s worsening security challenges.
In response on Monday, Yusuf, in a statement titled, “Impeachment: Purported Threat of Punishment, Mere Wishful Thinking, Part of Sycophancy Killing Democracy’ says Tee jay Yusuf,” dismissed Doguwa’s threat.
Yusuf said, “A proper understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a House Leader in terms of policy formulation, party issues and democratic development would have motivated Ado Doguwa, to respond to the Minister of Justice’ s view that the House cannot invite the President over grave national issues.
“People who are supposed to be knowledgeable should be adding value to robust democratic processes and practice.
“But for someone who has been around the House of Representatives since 1999 to denigrate or belittle such, is very anti-democratic, highly disappointing, prankish and embarrassing to us all.”
The PDP lawmaker also wondered why his colleague failed to take issue with the kidnappings and the cruel killing of innocent Nigerians across the country but instead chose to threaten a fellow parliamentarian for daring to tell truth to power.