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Buhari’s Government Has Outlived Its Usefulness – Falana



Buhari Can’t Declare War On South East Without NASS – Falana

The National Assembly has been charged by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, due to the challenges in the country.

Falana in his statement said the country has gotten to a stage where the President should be impeached.

He added that the Buhari-led government has “outlived its usefulness” following the worsening insecurity across Nigeria.

Falana who spoke at an event to mark World Press Freedom Day said Nigeria is at war, as the current administration can no longer perform its function of securing lives and properties.

According to him, Nigeria is battling with security challenges such as banditry, kidnapping, and attacks on security agencies by unknown gunmen in the South-East and South-South.

He said, “Our country is going through war. In the North-East the Boko Haram sect is having an upper hand, don’t be deceived.”

“I’m sure you know what is going on in the South-East, no policeman or soldier can wear his uniform- it’s as bad. I’m sure you know what is going on in the South-West, kidnapping, ritual murders all over the place. So, nowhere is safe in our country,” he said.

Falana cited section 143 of the constitution which provides that “The President or Vice-President may be removed from office in accordance with the provisions of this section.”

He berated the current administration saying that “a regime that has outlived its usefulness boasts that no one can suggest that the president should resign.

For them, it’s a reasonable statement to ask the president to resign. But for me, I submit by virtue of section 143 and we didn’t put it. If the president is unable to perform the primary functions of his office, the National Assembly shall move for him and ensure that he is neatly taken away out power through the process of impeachment,” he said.

Falana added that the country has attained that stage because the government has failed in its primary duties.

“I think Nigeria has gotten to that stage because section 14 (2) (3) provides that the primary purpose of the government in Nigeria shall be the security and welfare of the people, so if the government can neither guarantee your security nor your welfare, what is left for that government to be sacked,” he said.