The Federal Government, yesterday, warned politicians against overheating the polity, just as it stressed that the unrelenting threats of impeachment against President Goodluck Jonathan should be handled with caution and maturity.
The Presidency also
said though criticisms were good for democracy, the office of the
President must be respected, adding that the issue should not be who
occupies the office, but the office itself.
newsmen, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public
Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, however, called for dialogue between the
executive and legislature on the controversy over the unassented bills
and non-implementation of resolutions.
Okupe who admitted that
the National Assembly has the power to impeach the President, but not at
the slightest provocation, said if democracy must succeed in Nigeria
and interest of Nigerians put at heart, there must be understanding.
will be recalled that the Senate last Thursday raised alarm over
non-implementation of resolutions and the president not assenting to
bills and threatened that it might result to impeachment.