Senate to review call for President Buhari’s impeachment

The Senate is expected to meet this week to review the six-week ultimatum given to President Muhammadu Buhari to end insecurity or risk being impeached.

The red chamber is scheduled to resume plenary session on Tuesday 20th, after the end of its recess, and is expected to discuss the security situation in the country since some of its members called for the impeachment of the president, and then come up with further decisions.

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Earlier in July, some opposition Peoples Democratic Party senators staged a walkout after the senate president, Ahmed Lawan denied the Minority leader, Philip Aduda from presenting a motion on insecurity. This resulted in the opposition senators, numbering about 20, issuing a six-week ultimatum to the president to tackle insecurity in the country.

Commenting on the impeachment move, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi, who is also an APC member, told journalists that the impeachment move was a collective decision of the entire Senate.

So what’s the plan now?

Speaking in a telephone interview with the Guardian Newspaper, senator Adeyemi revealed that the senate as a body would look at all security development and situations between the time the ultimatum was given and now, to take a very serious objective stance, adding that the agitations that led t0o the impeachment were borne out of patriotism and not out of any partisan sentiments.

“accordingly, and in the same spirit, senators will review the entire security situations and take a position” he said.

As the senate is set to resume plenary, there are indications that political considerations may mar the unity with which senators protested against the deplorable security situations before they went on vacation in July.  

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