Kingsley Chinda: Reps to punish lawmaker over call for Buhari’s impeachment

Kingsley Chinda: Reps to punish lawmaker over call for Buhari’s impeachment

- Hon Kingsley Chinda has come under fierce criticism for demanding the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari

- This is as lawmakers from the opposition party said Chinda's opinion is not reflective of other PDP members

- Ado Doguwa, who arrowheaded the criticism against Chinda, described the lawmaker's action as "mischievous and illogical"

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For demanding the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, the House of Representatives has vowed to take disciplinary action against one of its lawmakers Kingsley Chinda.

Chinda, leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus, had on Monday, December 7, called for Buhari's impeachment following the overwhelming reactions that trailed the killing of rice farmers in Zabarmari and the security situation in the north.

But speaking during a plenary on Monday, December 21, House majority leader, Ado Doguwa, distanced the PDP from Chinda's statement.

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He submitted that the lawmaker's call for the impeachment of the president does not reflect the position of other members of the opposition party in the House.

Reps To Take Disciplinary Measures Against Lawmaker Over Call For Buhari’s Impeachment
Kingsley Chinda set to face disciplinary measures for calling for President Buhari's impeachment. Credit: @HouseNGR
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Doguwa said Chinda's impeachment call was responsible for President Buhari's decision to shun the invite of the lower chamber over insecurity, Channels TV reports.

He described the call as "illogical", with another member Benjamin Kalu saying Chinda's position is the "opinion of a single member of the opposition party in the house.”

“If this call came post-President’s visit for the failure to dialogue well enough in securing solutions or due to his inability to put our positions to use, it would appear logical.
“Unfortunately, this call is not only illogical, but it also appears as a tool mischievously thrown up to disrupt the agenda of the coming visit with all it sets out to achieve in the spirit of nation-building which remains the mantra of the 9th Assembly and is considered a joint task.”

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Senate passes 2021 budget

Meanwhile, the 2021 appropriation bill has been passed by the Nigerian Senate months after it was presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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The budget was passed by the upper chamber during a plenary on Monday, December 21, having being read for the third time following weeks of thorough assessment by various committees of the upper legislative chamber.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in October presented N13.08 trillion budget to the lawmakers of both legislative chambers.

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