Insecurity: House of Reps faults call for Buhari’s impeachment

Insecurity: House of Reps faults call for Buhari’s impeachment

- The House of Representatives has distanced itself from a call for impeachment proceedings against President Buhari

- Benjamin Kalu, the spokesperson for the House said the call was an inappropriate statement made by Kingsley Chinda of the PDP

- Kalu urged Nigerians not to be misled by the PDP lawmaker

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The House of Representatives has faulted one of its members, Kingsley Chinda, for demanding the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The spokesperson for the House, Benjamin Kalu on Monday, December 7, said the call by the lawmaker from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was inappropriate, The Nation reported.

Insecurity: House of Reps faults call for Buhari’s impeachment
House of Reps disagrees with the call for Buhari’s impeachment. Photo: House of Representatives
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Kalu accused Chinda of trying to use his impeachment call to derail the planned visit of the president to the green chamber.

The spokesperson said:

“This opinion of a single member of the opposition party in the house has been misinterpreted by journalists as the voice of the entire House of Representatives when it does not represent the weakest opinion of the minority-caucus of the 9th House."

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According to The Guardian, Kalu said the statement by the PDP lawmaker should be disregarded.

He urged Nigerians to patiently wait for the outcome of the planned meeting between Buhari and the House members.

In a related news, the House of Representatives has no lawmaker will intimidate President Buhari when he comes to address them about the security situation in the country.

Benjamin Kalu, told reporters that the president could appear before the lawmakers on December 10 or 15, to brief them about efforts to improve security in the country.

The spokesperson for the House stated that the House had no intention of ridiculing Buhari when it invited him.

Meanwhile, amid calls by prominent Nigerians for the sacking of the service chiefs, a group, the Good Governance Promoters (GGP) has risen in defense of President Buhari and chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Buratai.

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The group in a statement obtained by Legit.ng said that the president and the army chief have been doing their best in dealing with insurgency in the northeast.

Its chairman, Abubakar Umar stated that it is unjustified clamour for the removal of Lt-Gen Buratai coming on the heels of the tragedy that befell some 43 farmers in Borno state.

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