A Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed has x-rayed the threats posed by the renewed executive/legislature face-off and cautioned that if the points of contention were not resolved quickly, they could lead the country into a civil war.
He also warned that the matter might result in the collapse of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking to Vanguard, Junaid,described both arms of government as being responsible for some current anomalies in the system.
He further declared Buhari’s leadership as incompetent and careless, adding that Nigerians should encourage it not to return in 2019.
“I have nothing but contempt for the Executive led by Buhari and the National Assembly led by Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara. I believe that both arms are not serving the national interest. Talking about impeachment now is not a priority. I believe that confronting the problems of this country especially insecurity and the battered economy should be issues of priority.
“There are also other issues that should attract the time and energy of those in the Executive and Legislature. I have not seen any evidence of that. It is for that reason that I believe that what they are doing is just mere camouflage. They have bastardized the national economy, they have failed in building institutions and they have failed woefully in taming the insurgency in the Northeast.
“In addition to that, we now have manifestations of banditry especially in Zamfara State and in the north central states of Benue and Taraba. That is entirely political because it is entirely masterminded by politicians. These are all games that are being played particularly because the National Assembly has failed and they now look for excuse.
“I have no problem with impeaching anybody in Government because impeachment is legal and procedural. If anybody should be impeached, those impeaching have to convince those that elected them that they have done so much to the extent of impeaching someone for not performing. I have not hidden the fact that I have contempt for the performance of Buhari. But I do not believe that what he has done amounts to an impeachable offence.
“Buhari has been incompetent, careless and he is nepotistic. Those he appointed into positions are corrupt. But as far as I am concerned, the combination of these cannot constitute an impeachable offence. Nigerians should be very careful because the crop of leaders we have in the National Assembly and executive, especially the lawmakers, can lead this country into a civil war. And I am not prepared for that.
“With such men in office, this democracy has been reduced to a sham in a country where there so much poverty and illiteracy.”