- A prominent Republican politician in the United States, Saul Anuzis, has faulted the opposition's move to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it is an abuse of democracy itself
- While blaming the United State Senate for poor precedent, Anuzis argued that only the electorates have the right to impeach the president
- Anuzis added that President Buhari has made significant progress in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and urged the opposition lawmakers to rather support his government
FCT, Abuja - A powerful Republican politician from the United States, Saul Anuzis, on Wednesday, August 10, said impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari is not the responsibility of opposition politicians but the electorates.
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The politician disclosed this in a publication in Washington Times on Tuesday, titled, America’s Newest Export: Impeachment Proceedings.
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On Wednesday, August 19, the presidency issued the comment in a statement titled, Senior U.S. Republican Mocks Attempt to Impeach President Buhari.
Anuzis said the United States Senate had set a poor precedent by impeaching ex-President Donald Trump twice and criminalising him through the proceedings of January 6.
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The preceding led to the raid of Trump’s palatial Florida residence by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday, August 8.
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He stressed that the opposition leaders are responsible for holding those in power accountable and helping them do their job constitutionally.
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“But it’s not opposition politicians’ job to remove democratically elected leaders from office. That’s for the voters.
"It undermines democracy itself.”
He then urged the opposition in Nigeria, which is largely members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to work with the government in fighting insecurity, which is the basis of their argument.
He argued that Buhari’s government has made some significant progress in fighting the insecurity menace in the country.