The attempts by some senators to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari has thickened if details given by a sitting Senator of the ruling party is anything to go by.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that some of the legislators were concerned over the rising insecurity across the country and openly protested at the premises of the National Assembly.
The senators issued Buhari a six-week ultimatum to address the security crisis or risk being impeached.
According to the Senator representing Bauchi North Senatorial District, Adamu Bulkachuwa, majority of the members of the senate are supporting the move for Buhari’s impeachment.
Bulkachuwa stated that almost all lawmakers in the Senate support the move to impeach the president during a closed-door session last Wednesday.
The Senator who spoke during an interview on Channels TV on Monday said the previous steps taken by legislators to end security challenges in the country have failed.
He said, “In the first instance, on that day, the Senate went into a closed session and it was at the closed session that these issues were discussed. Without divulging so much, I can tell you that majority of senators felt there was a need to initiate that action.
“It was not 100% unanimous per se but the majority supported it. And this didn’t come out to public knowledge because it was during a closed session. And (as) you know, closed sessions or executive sessions, there are no journalists, not even (members of) staff of the Assembly. It is purely a meeting of lawmakers – senators that are present on that day.”
While commenting on the participation of APC Senators in the move to impeach Buhari, Bulkachuwa said, “what is happening is that we in the legislative arm of the government, we have tried all within our powers except one thing.”
He added that the lawmakers also tried to engage the service chiefs and other heads of security agencies to find out their challenges “and when they divulge their problems to us, we try to proffer solutions and we go ahead to advise Mr President.”
Bulkachuwa added, “When we realised that all that have not worked, the security situation was getting worse and even the financial situation in the country is not improving, we thought we are just one arm of the government and we are limited in the execution of proposals and the actual enforcement of suggestions and laws; we are not responsible for all that.
“What we can do is try to draw the attention of the Executive (of the government) that we have tried everything and the only thing we have not tried is that we have to draw your attention to the fact that we have a constitutional responsibility to pull your ears at it were by way of notice of impeachment and give you a chance.”
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