Pandemonium in Senate As Lawan Blocks Move for President Buhari’s Impeachment

Pandemonium in Senate As Lawan Blocks Move for President Buhari’s Impeachment

  • The incessant rate of insecurity in Nigeria has reached a fever pitch as there is serious rancor in the red chamber of the National Assembly
  • Minority lawmakers in the Senate are not pleased with the state of insecurity in Nigeria
  • President Muhammadu Buhari on the other hand has been issued a six-week ultimatum to salvage insecurity or get impeached

FCT, Abuja - Emerging reports have confirmed that there is serious rancor in the upper chamber of the national assembly.

According to a report by The Punch newspaper, some senators were alleged to have walked out on the senate president, Ahmed Lawan on Wednesday, July 27 following his refusal to allow a motion for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senator Philip Aduda, and his colleagues walked out of the red chamber following the refusal of the senate president to allow a motion for President Buhari's impeachment. Photo: NASS
Source: UGC gathered the senate minority leader, Senator Philip Aduda was on the verge of leading the motion but was not given the floor by Senate President Lawan to carry on with his motion.

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This action by the Senate President was said to have angered some senators who walked out of the red chamber alongside Senator Aduda.

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It was learned that some lawmakers that were displeased with the worsening security situation in the country had threatened to impeach the President.

It was learned that at the commencement of the plenary on Tuesday, the lawmakers questioned the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on why the issue of insecurity was not in the Order Paper.

Buhari issued six-week ultimatum to salvage insecurity

Channels TV reported that the senators who walked out of the red chamber with Senator Aduda were lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Addressing reporters after the incident, Senator Aduda said he and his aggrieved colleagues are issuing President Buhari a six-week deadline to salvage the issue of insecurity.

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Aduda disclosed that impeachment proceedings will continue if the six weeks elapse and there is no positive outcome in the fight against insecurity.

Buhari critiqued by ally

Meanwhile, an ally of the president, Buba Galadima has called for caution of their security of lives and property in Nigeria.

The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain said the terrorists might carry out the threat to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Galadima, citizens' expectations were cut short when it became obvious that the will to end the insecurity was lacking with the present administration.

Fear as terrorists relocate to Abuja amid DSS warning, intensify attacks

In another development, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its residents have begun to feel the hit of terror attacks just like neighboring states like Niger, Kogi, and Kaduna.

At present, the FCT has been greeted with several terrorist attacks over the past 30 days.

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These attacks have come from different parts of FCT with the most recent occurring in Bwari Area Council.


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