Buhari Impeachment: What we discussed in closed door – Senator

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The executive session that started Wednesday’s plenary was attended by Nigerian senators.

The two-hour-long closed-door meeting’s specifics were not immediately made public.

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After the meeting, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, merely stated that the legislators discussed issues affecting the operations of the National Assembly in general and the Senate specifically.

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Philip Aduda, the minority leader, revealed during the plenary that they had spoken about the level of insecurity in the nation and a potential notice of impeachment for President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

His admission sparked the subsequent drama, which included opposition senators leaving the Senate chamber.

Mr Aduda and other opposition lawmakers stormed out of the chamber in rage after Mr Lawan rejected their motion.

After the closed session, the lawmakers complained to the media about how Mr Lawan had prevented them from talking about the widespread insecurity in the nation—a subject that had received considerable discussion during the closed session.

Mr Aduda revealed that the president has been given a six-week deadline or he will be “shown the way out.”

We decided in the closed session that we should talk about the issue of insecurity in the nation, but the Senate President said that we couldn’t talk about it in plenary.

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He explained that the minority caucus raised the issue of implementation of the numerous resolutions passed regarding insecurity during the executive session.

“In the closed session, we decided that we needed to give the president a deadline, stating that we would start an impeachment process against him if he did not follow our recommendations for combating insecurity within six months.

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We anticipated that the Senate President would inform the public of our closed-door discussions, but he did not. He also disallowed our motion to discuss it under the rules.

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This would be the first time that the ninth Senate has discussed the possibility of impeaching President Buhari.

 

There hasn’t been an impeachment attempt despite the lawmakers’ repeated complaints about the unrest in the nation and their repeated requests for the federal government to take more action.
According to information obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, many lawmakers, including those from the APC, are angry, terrified, and concerned about the recent threats and attacks in the nation, particularly in the Federal Capital Territory.

A two-thirds majority of senators would need to agree to the impeachment motion for it to proceed, though. Even if every opposition lawmaker backed the proposal, it would be challenging because the APC, the country’s ruling party, holds more than half of the 109 Senate seats.

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