Impeachment: Calls for Buhari’s Ouster Cools, As Powerful Lawmaker Confirms Senate’s Romance With Presidency

Impeachment: Calls for Buhari’s Ouster Cools, As Powerful Lawmaker Confirms Senate’s Romance With Presidency

  • The move to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari has officially been halted by the House of Senate
  • This is coming after the Senate during its first plenary in over many weeks said they are satisfied with the president's effort to curb insecurity
  • Senator Orji Uzor Kalu said the move has fizzled out and any attempt to reincarnate the move will not work

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FCT, Abuja - The House of Senate has decided to cool off agitation for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari as president of Nigeria during its latest plenary sessions held on Wednesday, September 21, Punch reported.

Six weeks ago, lawmakers from the minority block and some other senators from the ruling block moved a motion for the impeachment of President Buhari over the incessant rate of insecurity across the federation.

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President Muhammadu Buhari's six weeks ultimatum elapsed some days back and the senate testified that there have been improvements in security. Photo: NASS
Source: Facebook reported that the motion was dismissed by Senate President Ahmad Lawan which prompted the minority senators to stage a walk-out from the red chambers.

However, during the resumption of plenary on Tuesday, September 20, Senate President Lawan in his resumption speech stated that the state of insecurity is gradually being curbed with security agencies recording success in their various operation.

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He said:

"The Senate will continue to engage with the defense and security agencies through its appropriate committees, to ensure that the engagements are sustained.”

"Impeachment move has faded" - Sen Kalu

Reacting to the current development over the proposed impeachment of President Buhari, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu disclosed that the move no longer holds water.

He stated that an attempt to move such a motion will no longer see the light of day as the majority of the lawmakers are now solidly backing President Buhari.

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Senator Kalu said:

“The issue of impeachment is a non-existing one. Nobody is talking about it again. Even if they try, they will fail because we have the number to resist it.
“There is nothing wrong with a lawmaker coming up with an impeachment threat but will they succeed? No. So, as far as I am concerned, there is no discussion about Buhari’s impeachment because security has improved."

He concluded that the meetings with service chiefs have been positive and the situation of things has improved beyond what it used to be.

Senate confirms Shekarau's defection from NNPP to PDP

In another development, the red chamber of the upper echelon of the national assembly has announced the defection of Senator Ibrahim Shekarau from NNPP to PDP.

His defection mean he became the newest member of the main opposition party heading into the 2023 elections

It was also gathered that his defection saw the mass switch of thousands of his supporters to the main opposition party.


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