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‘Senators May Drop Impeachment Threat Against Buhari’

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Lawmakers in the National Assembly may drop their intention to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the security issue in Nigeria.

Recall that lawmakers from the opposition party, on the 26th of July staged a walk-out in the Senate to express their grievances over the security situation in the country.

The legislators issued President Buhari six weeks ultimatum to resolve the security challenges or get impeached.

A lawmaker in the 9th Senate who spoke with the Nation described the process of impeaching the president as cumbersome.

He further stated that lawmakers are expected to meet the constitutional requirement before President Buhari can be removed.

The Senator said, “The conditions precedent for impeachment is cumbersome. There is no way the 9th National Assembly can remove Buhari from office because it cannot meet the constitutional requirement.

“Insecurity is insufficient to ask a President to leave office. The constitution is emphatic on corruption and gross abuse of office.

“Most of the Senators and members of the House of Representatives have seen it that it will be futile to pursue impeachment against Buhari.

“Actually, what played out on the floor was not what we agreed at the executive session of the Senate. Some PDP senators were only trying to be politically smart.

“We reached a consensus that the security situation in the country was bad and we ought to draw the attention of the government to it.”

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