Gowon warns against impeachment of Buhari
Gowon stated this in Abuja, yesterday, while playing host to members of the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly, NLSA, who paid him a courtesy visit. General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) Noting that disagreements remain vital components of a democracy, the elder statesman said such disagreements should be handled differently without necessarily taking the impeachment option. Gowon spoke against the backdrop of the submission of a report on motion for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over the purchase of $496 million Tucano Aircrafts without legislators’ approval. He said: “It may be too early in the day to start impeaching Presidents in Nigeria. Otherwise, there is no President that will not get impeached because of these interest groups.” He called on the different groups in the North to come together to project a common front, adding that too many groups could send wrong signals to other parts of the country. “We need to come together as a people. The Arewa Consultative Forum, Northern Elders Forum and the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly should come together or we would end up polarising the North.” Chairman of the Forum and former Presidential adviser, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai in his remarks said the group was committed to sustainable peace and harmonious co-existence of all ethnic nationalities in the country.