- Chief Charles Udo Udeogaranya says impeachment against Buhari is not the solution the country needs at this moment
- He states that Nigeria deserves a president that must respect constitutionally assigned responsibility and uphold and respect the doctrine of separation of powers
- President Buhari is saved from being served an impeachment notice by some senators
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Charles Udo Udeogaranya, has cautioned the National Assembly against commencing impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari following the rift generated by the over $496 million unapproved spending on 12 Tucano aircraft.
Vanguard reports that Udeogaranya, who is a presidential aspirant of the party said impeachment is unnecessary as it was not the solution the country needed at the moment.
He said: “I do sympathize with members of the national assembly with all the trauma they have been treated with but impeachment is not the solution now.
“I would rather solicit the support of members of the national assembly to back me up and support me in defeating President Buhari during our 2019 presidential primaries.
“Nigeria truly deserves a president that must respect constitutionally assigned responsibility and uphold and respect the doctrine of separation of powers among the three arms of government as I was trained to do this right from the onset.”
Meanwhile, at the plenary on Thursday, April 26, members of the Senate called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over $496 million unapproved spending on 12 Tucano aircraft.
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The call for the impeachment was cited in a motion raised by a Senator representing Delta south Mathew Uroghide and seconded by Senator Chukwuma Utazi.
However, the call for the president's impeachment suffered a setback when the Senate president Bukola Saraki and the deputy Senate leader Ibn Bala Na'allah intervened.
The Senate president while speaking on Uroghide's point of order referred the motion to Judiciary and Legal Committee for advice based on the submission of Senator Na’allah.
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