- Many senators reportedly want the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of the country's insecurity
- This was disclosed recently in an interview by Adamu Bulkachuwa, senator representing Bauchi north
- Recall that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators staged a walkout after Senate President Ahmad Lawan prevented Philip Aduda from discussing the rising insecurity
Many senators were reportedly in support of the motion to serve a notice of impeachment to President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was disclosed byAdamu Bulkachuwa, senator representing Bauchi north, Punch Newspaper reports.
Recall that on July 27, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators staged a walkout after Senate President Ahmad Lawan prevented Philip Aduda, senator representing federal capital territory (FCT), from discussing the rising insecurity and an ultimatum to Buhari after a closed session.
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“On that day, the senate went into closed session and it was at the closed session that these issues were discussed and without divulging so much, I can tell you that the majority of senators felt there was a need to initiate that action,” he said.
“It wasn’t a 100 percent unanimous agreement (ultimatum to impeach Buhari) per say, but majority supported it.
“It didn’t come to public knowledge because it was during a closed session. In the closed sessions, there are no journalists, not even staff. It’s purely a meeting of senators.
“What is happening is that in the legislative arm of government, we have tried all within our power except one thing. We have tried financing — making sure that the president has all he needs by way of budgeting.
“We even tried engaging service chiefs and security personnel to find out what their problems are and when they divulge their problems to us, we try to proffer solutions and we go ahead to advise Mr President.
“We realised that all that has not actually worked — the security situation was getting worse.”
Peter Obi: Ex-APC presidential aspirant endorses Labour Party presidential candidate
A former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 presidential election, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Ogbonnia said that his endorsement of Obi was because the LP presidential candidate is a ‘Democratic Revolution Whose Time Has Come.’
He added that though he was endorsing Obi, he remains a member of the APC. He said in a statement seen by Legit.ng on Monday, August 1:
“Though I remain a member of All Progressives Congress (APC), I must not support its presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The decision to endorse the candidate of an opposition party did not come easy. But there comes a time to say: enough is enough.”
Peter Obi asks Buhari to take charge of FG's negotiations with ASUU
Meanwhile, Obi has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sit and dialogue with the striking lecturers under the platform of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to end the nearly six-month strike.
The former Anambra governor said if the president could sit with party leaders over primary election, he should also sit with the aggrieved lecturers to end the strike.
Obi reminded the president that he has just about nine months to finish his tenure, noting that the president can still make significant impacts while in office.