Gowon cautions against impeachment, urges solidarity

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon ( rtd )

A previous Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), said in Abuja on Thursday;that it was too soon for Nigeria to begin impugning its chose presidents.

His remarks came a couple of days after a few senators debilitate to require the prosecution of President Muhammadu Buhari over the buy of $496m Tucano air ship without the lawmakers’ endorsement.

Gowon talked while tending to the individuals from the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders’ Assembly driven by their Chairman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, who went to him in his office.

Gowon said there was the requirement for solidarity in the North and over the whole nation.

In his words : “It will be too soon in the day to begin denouncing presidents in Nigeria, generally, there will be no president that won’t get arraigned as a result of these intrigue gatherings”

He proceeded with :We have to meet up as a people – Arewa Consultative Forum, Northern Elders Forum and this gathering – the three must meet up or something bad might happen, we will wind up partitioning our interests in this way polarizing the North.

“Along these lines, it is an issue of solidarity of the general population in the North which is vital. The enthusiasm of the North is the enthusiasm of the country.”

The Chairman of the Assembly, who is a previous Political Adviser to Shehu Shagari, Yakasai said the Assembly had constituted sub-boards of trustees on northern solidarity, races, security and rebuilding and would think about the reports for fundamental activity.

He said one of the center dreams of the Assembly was to “convey northerners of good standing together to capture floats in the area and re-fabricate individual and gathering certainty among our kin.”

He expressed: “We have constituted sub-panels that will deal with northern solidarity. There are others that will likewise chip away at races and rebuilding among others.”

A previous Minister of Defense, Dr. Bello Mohammed, said the real worry of the gathering was “to ensure we have solidarity of reason in the North.”

Among those present at the occasion were a previous Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gha’ali Na’aba; a previous FCT Minister, Abba Gana; a previous Deputy President of the Senate, Ibrahim Mantu; legislators Joseph Waku and Paul Wampana and a previous Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Maryam Ciroma.

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