Lawmakers clamouring Buhari’s impeachment not serious about it –Senate


The Senate has said some of its members advocating impeachment proceedings against President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd), were not serious about the issue.

Two of Peoples Democratic Party senators, Francis Fadahunsi (Osun East), and Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South), had in recent times said their colleagues in the Senate should not hesitate to take necessary constitutional  legislative action against Buhari if the current insecurity continue unabated.

Members of the opposition parties in both chambers had also, penultimate week, threatened to invoke their constitutional powers and move against the President if he failed to tackle the worsening insecurity in Nigeria.

But reacting to the development, Senate spokesperson, who is also an APC member representing the Osun Central Senatorial District, said on Friday that his colleagues should not play politics with the issue of security.

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Basiru said, “I don’t think they (pro-impeachment senators), are serious about it!

“They ought to know better that national security is not politics play thing,” he added.

Fadahunsi while contributing to a motion moved by Senator Sani Musa, had said, “When the government cannot maintain security again, economic problem is mounting then something drastic must be done. We have the power. We can install and we can remove.

 “If it means we have to look at that clause, we have to sit down during an executive session and harmonise and do it the way we should do it.

“If not, one day we will sit down here and one small boy will carry an AK47 riffle and everybody will run away. We may not be lucky. Are we going to wait for that time?”

“If the government has failed to protect us, the Senate should do the needful.”


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