President Buhari is facing more challenges as over 80 Senators have made a move to impeach him.
According to the reports, the senators and a majority of the House of Representatives have threatened to impeach President Buhari if he fails to solve the problem of insecurity in the country within six weeks.
This was disclosed yesterday 27th of July by the senate after their respective closed sessions before the commencement of plenary, presided over by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
The PDP lawmakers had staged a walkout after the Senate President shut down the move to discuss the security challenges in the country.
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Lawan rejected the order to impeach the President and this forced the lawmakers led by Philip Aduda (PDP, FCT), to walk out of the plenary chanting, “All we are saying is, Buhari must go, Nigeria must survive.“
In response to the given ultimatum, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that President Buhari and the government was doing everything in its power to see an end to the insecurity in the country. This was shared after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House.
His statement read, “Resolution passed by Senators, as rightly said, it was passed when we were deliberating, but we thank them for their patriotism and their concern, but we are working round the clock, 24 hours, to ensure that the situation is brought under control.
“I want to assure you that the president is aware of all these and as a matter of fact, I think tomorrow, there’s going to be another Security Council meeting. So, it’s not a matter the president is taking lightly and like I’ll always say, some of the measures we’re going to take are not measures that you can discuss openly here, but we’re as concerned as you are, we’re not going to abandon our responsibility.”
The move to impeach the President was unanimously agreed upon by the senators from the various political parties across the country.