On Wednesday, senators from all political parties demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari be removed from office due to the rise in terrorist attacks in the nation.
Around 2.10pm, a group of parliamentarians stormed out of the plenary shouting angrily, "Buhari must go."
Senator Philip Aduda, the minority leader, told reporters at the Senate Press Corps (SPC) Center that they issued President Buhari a six-week deadline to end the country's increased insecurity or risk impeachment.
Aduda, who was flanked by numerous other lawmakers from the opposition New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP), the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the People's Democratic Party (PDP), and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), voiced his displeasure at the daily occurrence of kidnappings, killings, and extortions by terrorists and bandits across the nation.
The plenary session of the National Assembly took place in Abuja, the capital of the country, and had some minor drama.
Senator Phillip Aduda, the Senate Minority Leader, had filed a point of order urging Senate President Ahmad Lawan to debate the country's security situation and President Buhari's impeachment.
The minority leader's appeal was turned down by Senator Lawan, who presided over the plenary, who claimed the raised point of order was invalid.
Now, some senators believe that Ahmed Lawan went too far in his commitment to the president, harming the country's existence.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.