- President Muhammadu Buhari must be impeached if he fails to address the insecurity in the country within six weeks, some lawmakers say
- The lawmaker has also dismissed a report that they had backed down on the plan to remove the President after the expiration of the six-week ultimatum
- Recall that the National Assembly leadership expressed fears over the worsening insecurity in the country
The opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly have said there is no going back on their resolve to impeach the President Muhammadu Buhari, if he fails to address the insecurity in the country within six weeks.
The lawmakers dismissed a report that they had backed down on the plan to remove the President after the expiration of the six-week ultimatum handed down on July 27.
The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had come under ferocious assaults by terrorists who launched separate attacks on troops and the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre.
The militant attacked the Presidential Guards Brigade troops at Bwari-Kubwa road, Abuja, killing a captain, lieutenant and six soldiers while others sustained injuries.
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They also attacked a checkpoint at Zuma rock, a few kilometers from the nation’s capital.
Following these developments and the impeachment threat against the President by the opposition lawmakers, the National Assembly leadership expressed fears over the worsening insecurity in the country.
The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, thereafter, summoned the security chiefs to a marathon meeting where he described the security situation as frightening.
The various House Committees on Security similarly met with the security chiefs on the matter.
The People’s Democratic Party Senator representing Osun East senatorial district, Francis Fadahunsi, said it was not true that the opposition were retreating on their move to impeach the President.
According to him, it is a unanimous decision and nothing different has been communicated to them.
When asked if the senators had backtracked on their impeachment plans, he said, “Who said so? Who are the opposition (lawmakers) that met? You did an interview with Senator Gershom Bassey who said that we meant what we said. Those people saying such are not feeling fine.
“Even northern senators are in support of the impeachment; you heard Senator Clifford (Ordia) from Edo, Senator Bulkachuwa (Mohammed) and the rest. So, who are those that told them so?’’
The Osun senator hinted that the lawmakers would remove the Senate President from office in advancement of the moves against Buhari, adding that he had been a victim of the grave insecurity in the country.
Vowing never to back down, Fadahunsi insisted that his voice would not be silenced by anyone.
He added, “Bulkachuwa had earlier moved the motion but the Senate President shot him down because we were not around. Very soon, we will push him out of the place instead of dying one after the other and keeping silent.
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Ben Igbakpa, a lawmaker representing Ethiope federal constituency, Delta state, has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to sign the amended electoral bill into law as the reason many lawmakers failed to get returned tickets.
Igbakpa, in an interview with Vanguard, said that Buhari’s decision to withhold assent to section 84 (8) of the amended Electoral Act on statutory delegates is the reason why many lawmakers could not win their return ticket.
He argued that the national assembly has done what is right to avoid ambiguity in the constitution so that the common man on the street could interpret the law.
The lawmaker stressed that the statutory delegates were not particularly mentioned but the parliament tried to state that it was not mentioned, which means that the party can decide, but it turn out to be the biggest problem for the legislators.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the governorship aspirant of the PDP in Lagos state in the 2023 elections, Olajide Adeniran, has praised President Buhari for signing the electoral act into law.
Adeniran, who is also known as Jandor, referenced the Osun and Ekiti states elections, noting that election results can no longer be upturned anymore in Nigeria
Jandor added that the era of lazy politicians winning elections in Lagos is over, and the ruling APC will no longer be in power after 2023.