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Identities Of Opposition Lawmakers Who Threatened To Impeach Buhari Unveiled


Identities Of Opposition Lawmakers Who Threatened To Impeach Buhari Unveiled

The identities of the Senators from opposition parties who threatened to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening insecurity in the nation have been revealed.

Naija News reported that the lawmakers had threatened to commence impeachment proceedings against the President should he fail to address the insecurity within six weeks.

The Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Philip Aduda, made this known on Wednesday while briefing reporters at the National Assembly in Abuja.

He said, “We are here to tell Nigerians that as Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we are disappointed with the way the worsening security situation across the country is being handled.

“We held a closed-door session for two hours, where it was resolved that the issue will be deliberated upon in plenary with an agreed resolution to give President Muhammadu Buhari a -six-week ultimatum to address the insecurity issue of the country or face impeachment by both Chambers of the National Assembly.”

Protection Of Lives And Properties

Aduda stated that the primary responsibility of government is the protection of the lives and property of citizens.

“We agreed that the primary responsibility of government is the protection of lives and property of citizens. For us the minority caucus in the Senate, we also took into cognizance the fact that the Senate had at various times convened various security meetings, various security issues were discussed and we did recommend to the government various steps and measures aimed at curbing these issues of insecurity.

“We realised that even Abuja that we are in is no safer and all of you will agree with us. So, at the close session we agreed that we will give the President an ultimatum that if he does not comply with the resolutions, we will move immediately to give an impeachment notice. This we agreed at the exclusive session.”

Nowhere Is Safe In Nigeria

Aduda stated that the opposition lawmakers are with Nigerians in the struggle to curb insecurity in the nation, adding that nowhere is safe.

He said, “So we have come here in protest to brief you (press) and to let you know that we are with Nigerians in this struggle and that we are worried that nowhere is safe in Nigeria and as such we have walked out of the chambers in protest that the security situation in “Nigeria is deteriorating and urgent steps need to be completely taken to ensure that these issues are curbed immediately. These are the issues that were discussed and these are the reasons why we left the senate plenary in protest.

Implementation Of Resolutions

The Senate Minority leader also asked the President to resolve all the security issues in the nation and implement all the resolutions made by the National Assembly.

Aduda said, “We have given six weeks’ notice within which the security issues should be resolved and all our resolutions should also be implemented.

“We have passed so many resolutions on what should be done about insecurity and we have given all the support to that effect.

However, below are the names of the opposition lawmakers who threatened to commence impeachment proceedings against the President.

Philip Aduda

Eyinnaya Abaribe

Adamu Aliero

Adamu Bulkachuwa

Ibrahim Shekarau

Ezenwa Onyewuchi

Yahaya Abdullahi

Chukwuka Utazi

Uche Ekwuenife

Abiodun Olujimi

Francis Fadahunsi

Mathew Urghoghide