Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, retd,
Thursday, warned against any move to impeach President
Gowon said doing so would not augur well for the nation’s
The former Head of States said this in Abuja on Thursday
while playing host to members of the Northern Leaders and
Stakeholders Assembly, NLSA.
He said that disagreements remain vital components of a
democracy, but maintained that “such disagreements could
be handled differently without necessarily taking the
Gowon said this 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
“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,” he warned.