Presidency To APC: Be Ready To Face The Consequences Of Your Treasonable Actions


The Presidency has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it should be ready to face consequences of treason over recent vituperation against President Goodluck Jonathan.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Adviser, Reuben Abati.

The Statement read:

We have noted with utter disdain, the reckless and irresponsible call by the APC on Sunday for the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan.

Ordinarily, we would not have dignified Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s latest vituperations in the service of his paymasters with a response, but we thought it necessary to warn that the Federal Government will not standby idly and let the nation be plunged into unnecessary crises and political instability because of the desperation and apparent readiness of the APC spokesman and his gang of power-seeking desperadoes to sacrifice the well-being of the country on the altar of their selfish personal ambitions.

The Presidency totally condemns the decision by Alhaji Mohammed and his party to move further beyond the bounds of honourable and acceptable political conduct with the senseless call for the impeachment of a President who continues to sincerely devote himself to the discharge of the sacred mandate freely given to him by Nigerians.

The APC, which remains a minority party with doubtful credentials in the National Assembly, knows fully well that its attempt to hector and blackmail a Parliament dominated by loyal members of the President’s party, the PDP, into an impeachment process, will come to nothing.

But it has cavalierly embarked on this outrageous gambit, with scant regard for peace, order, security and political stability in the country, in furtherance of its dastardly and heinous strategy of over-heating the polity and working to cause public disaffection against the Jonathan Presidency with lies, false accusations and unjustifiable indictments ahead of the 2015 general elections.

The emptiness and hollowness of the APC’s call for President Jonathan’s impeachment will be obvious to all objective and discerning Nigerians who read through the statement issued by Alhaji Mohammed today. It was long on self-serving rhetoric and falsehoods, but lacked a single clearly defined charge on the basis of which any plausible impeachment proceedings against the President can be initiated.

All that the APC could offer in justification of its absurd and hare-brained impeachment call was a rehash of its well-worn litany of baseless accusations against the President, including some for which culpability should be laid squarely at the doorsteps of its own leaders and some of their new friends.

The Presidency also considers it utterly deplorable that the APC has, in its Machiavellian desperation to seize control of the Federal Government, recklessly assailed the integrity and honour of the Nigerian Judiciary in a callous attempt to pre-empt the outcome of the case legitimately brought against it by some of its new friends by the PDP.

Alhaji Mohammed’s unscrupulous effort to drag the nation’s judiciary into its murky political warfare and his readiness to intimidate and blackmail members of the bench so as to secure a favourable outcome for his party in the pending case clearly shows that nothing is beyond the pale for him and the APC in pursuit of their quest for power.

The Jonathan Administration does not need Lai Mohammed or the APC to remind it of its constitutional responsibility for the security and well-being of Nigerians. The President will continue to do his utmost best to achieve positive national transformation in all areas in spite of efforts by the opposition to thwart or disparage the work of his administration.

In this regard, we have noted the undisguised threat by the APC to foster public insurrection against the Federal Government if pending legal cases go against it. We urge Nigerians to take special note of this boastful indication of an intention to resort to lawlessness.

The Presidency warns that the APC and any persons who make themselves its willing tools for the breach of public order and safety will be made to face the full sanctions of the law. Those who are threatening fire and brimstone should be ready for consequences of treasonable action.

The APC’s false copy-cat allegation that 1, 000 snipers are being trained by the Jonathan Administration clearly shows that they are now in cahoots with some other elements who are bent on discrediting this administration and inciting the public against it.

President Jonathan is running a people’s government. He does not need any snipers. His legitimacy comes from the people. Those who are alleging the existence of snipers should step forward and provide the evidence or shut up forever and go down in history as spineless cowards, driven by sheer greed and indecency.

We dismiss the APC’s call for the President’s impeachment as opportunistic, partisan and ill-motivated.

We call on patriots to make the necessary distinction between such reckless violations of civic duty and the urgent need to protect the integrity of the Nigerian nation against those who for selfish reasons have declared their readiness to stop at nothing.


  1. If there is need for the president to be impeached, it should be the business of the Nation assembly members not APC. On the issue of training 1000 snipers, i think APC should provide proof so that nigerians can believe the story. They don’t av proof and they are accusing the president. They should stop all d noise if there is no proof.

  2. The APC,to me is a collection of men that lacks cohesiveness and focus. They have no idea of thier own, criticize without giving alternative or better way out and to make matters worst they have an Agbero as thier spokesman. Mr. Liar Mohamed writes before he thinks, and even when he knows he is lying, his deluded heart will not permit him to use his erasers. Who in APC is a better alternative to GEJ? iF Jonathan should defect today to APC, he will be thier Presidential candidate. Hypocrites

  3. Initially GEJ was d one I don’t want in power but he has proved himself as non-biased leader, he gives d state governors free hands to operate without interruption. But why are APC leaders & others for their selfishness threatening him.
    GEJ let d Joy of the LORD be your Strength. Just don’t disappoint GOD. They shall gather surely they shall scatter.

  4. APC has been known for their usual poknosing, and runing mouth on the basis of no evidence. They are bunches of deceptions forming alaiance to decieve Nigerian with a goal of taking over government and enrich themself and distroy the country. APC never ment well for these country becouse overtime! They have never profy or even recomend any solution to any problem in the country but creating one problem, distraction, overheating the politice and allways on the media makeing unecercery noise for no substancial reason for goodness sake its not only critisizing that is the role of opposition party. Someone should pass the message to APC! Let them tell us their manifesto, they should tell us why we need to give them our vote come 2015 not to condem the Govt. We the public are tired of their baseless aligations! We want substancial poof

  5. Criticizing other people’s garden doesn’t keep the weed out of your own. If APC is alleging that GEJ is training some snipers stuff, then they themselves must have have something to do or being involved in such kind heinous activities. APC said that PDP & APGA are corrupt yet they(APC) are welcoming their members into their party and making them Chairman & heads in their new rebels.


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