- A federal lawmaker from the southern part of the country, Sergius Ogun, has cast doubts on the ability of Ahmad Lawan to lead the Senate
- Ogun described Lawan as a stumbling block to restructuring
- The lawmaker explained why Lawan comments against southern governors should be condemned
Nigeria’s Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, is facing threats of impeachment over his criticism of 17 southern governors for their call to restructure Nigeria.
A member of the House of Representatives, Sergius Ogun, told Arise TV on Monday, May 17, that the impeachment process against the Senate president has commenced.
Ogun stated that the senators from the south will move against the senate president soon.
The lawmaker argued that Lawan is not fit to occupy the position of senate president for speaking critically against governors who represent a section of the country.
Ogun accused Lawan of being biased against restructuring.
According to him, the senate president has shown that he cannot chair the amendment of the constitution with a view to restructuring the country.
The Punch also cited a source in the Southern Governors’ Forum as confirming that arrangements were being made for the governors to present their resolutions at their meeting in Asaba, the Delta state capital, to the president.
In another news, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has advised the Buhari administration to restructure the country.
The group in a statement on Sunday, May 3, through its spokesperson, Jare Ajayi, stated that there was a need to return the country to a true federation, The Guardian reported.
Ajayi stated that that Afenifere has become increasingly concerned that Nigeria is on the verge of becoming a failed state due to the problems of insecurity.
The group said there is a need for the federal government to stem the present high level of insecurity ravaging the country.