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Nigerians Demand Buhari’s Impeachment With #ImpeachBuhari

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Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to demand President Muhammadu Buhari‘s impeachment.

Naija News reports that the demand by Nigerians is in response to the impeachment of President Donald Trump of the United States by the US House of Representatives.

This online news platform recalls that Trump impeached by the United States House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The House of Representatives impeached Trump at exactly 8:23 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday following a fierce debate and vote on two articles of impeachment against him after weeks of testimony related to his dealings with Ukraine.

This online news platform understands that the House voted 230-197 to impeach Trump for abusing his power in his dealings with Ukraine and voted 229-198 for obstruction of justice. Both articles of impeachment were passed.

House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, who kicked off formal impeachment debate on Wednesday, in a lengthy speech called impeachment “one of the most solemn powers this body can take.”

“No member, regardless of political or party, comes to Congress to impeach a president,” said Pelosi.

Speaker Pelosi noted that Trump had pursued an “improper personal benefit” at “the expense of our national security,” which “gave us no choice” but to impeach.

Hours after Trump’s impeachment, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to demand Buhari’s impeachment, with some saying if impeachment could occur thrice in the US, then it can happen in Nigeria for the first time.

Naija News captured some of the demands below…

Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, #ImpeachBuhari was topping the Nigerian Twitter trend on Thursday afternoon.

Source: Naija News