Insecurity: Senators Chant ‘Buhari Must Go’
Piqued by deteriorating insecurity in the country, Senators, across political parties, yesterday, gave President Muhammadu Buhari an ultimatum of six weeks to properly address the situation or face sudden impeachment.
The effort to raise the motion to that effect on the Senate floor by the Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda, was turned down by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan earlier, after resuming plenary on Wednesday.
Even after a closed-door meeting, where the Senators agreed to issue the ultimatum publicly, Lawan was unwilling to buy in and make the decision public; hence, Aduda led others in the walk-out on a protest march to address the media.
The Senate was barely silent on Tuesday when it kept mum on the issue amid glaring danger lurking in the FCT and the recent threats by terrorists to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari, the Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, and lawmakers in the country.
The silence, was due to Lawan’s overbearing influence and his quest for the legislature to be seen as loyal to the Executive.
Aduda and other senators who staged the walkout from the chamber, yesterday, chanted: ‘All we are saying, Buhari must go.
The Minority Leader, while addressing newsmen, said they went into a closed-door session, where they contemplated various security issues.
“We agreed that we will give the President an ultimatum, failing which we will move to give an impeachment report.
“This was our agreement at the executive session, but when we came out, the Senate President refused to inform the public of our resolution. Since that didn’t happen, we had come here in protest to let Nigerians know that we are with them.
Insecurity in Nigeria is out of hand and serious steps needed to be taken so that the issues are addressed immediately.”
On whether the six weeks is not too long, they said they have to start from somewhere.
Lawan fixed September 20 as a resumption from the yearly vacation.