Senate To Review Buhari’s Impeachment Threat And Nigeria’s Security Situation
As Nigeria’s Senate resumes on Tuesday from its End of Session recess, some of the major issues senators are expected to review include their threat to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari and the current security situation in the country.
It would be recalled that before the break, some opposition legislators in the senate staged a walkout after Senate President Ahmad Lawan dismissed a motion by the Minority Leader, Philip Aduda.
It was reported earlier that the lawmakers “left the chamber after Lawan did not allow Aduda to present his motion on insecurity.
As a result, the opposition senators, “numbering over 20, later gave the president a six-week ultimatum to tackle insecurity in the country or risk being impeached.”
Speaking after the walkout, the minority leader told Nigerians that he and the other lawmakers “wanted to give President Muhammadu Buhari an ultimatum to address insecurity in the country or face impeachment proceedings.”
According to a report in the Guardian, the “Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi, representing Kogi West, who is also an APC member, later told journalists that the move for impeachment was a collective decision of the entire Senate.
“It is a collective decision. Perhaps, only about four senators have reservation about it.”
The move for the impeachment of the president came on the heels of violent attacks across the country and security threats in the Federal Capital Territory.”
As the Senate resumes this week, NewsOrient reports that Nigerians expect the lawmakers at the Red Chamber to revisit and or review the twin issues of insecurity in Nigeria and the threat by the lawmakers to impeach Mr. President if he fails to solve the problem.