BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
Senator Mathew Urhoghide, representing Edo South in the upper arm of the legislative chambers in Abuja, who is in the centre of the alleged call for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, has vehemently denied the allegation.
The lawmaker said he was only out to inform Nigerians about some infractions committed by President Buhari in the purchase of some military aircrafts and to draw attention to the part of the constitution that addresses such breaches.
Senator Urhoghide said his action was misconstrued by political jobbers out to satisfy the ego of their pay masters and cause disaffection for perceived critics of the government ahead of the 2019 polls.
Addressing reporters in Benin City on Saturday, Senator Urhoghide stressed that most of those who are making a mountain out of a molehill on the issue are not abreast of what the constitution enumerate in section 80 which the president violated.
The senator averred that it may be argued that the president based on security challenges in some parts of the country had a noble intention to purchase the aircrafts and other military wares but his approach is improper.
He appealed to such ‘ignoramus’ to endeavour to give the constitution the correct interpretation on all issues most especially as it relates to governance and accountability.
On the attack on him at the Benin Airport by some miscreants said to be supporting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the state government, Senator Urhoghide stated that the action had the support of some key officials of the Governor Godwin Obaseki led administration, adding that it all happened at the Benin Airport in the full glare of governor, the state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo and some top ranking security personnel.
He vowed that the action will not deter him from upholding the oath of office he took to be diligent in his legislative duties.