Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, who represents the Bauchi North Senatorial District, revealed that the majority of senators support the motion to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari for his administration's failure to handle the nation's escalating insecurity.
When the lawmakers were in an executive (closed-door) session at the plenary last Wednesday, Bulkachuwa, a member of the All Progressives Congress, which holds majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives, said that practically all senators supported the action.
As the level of insecurity in Abuja and the rest of the nation increased, the senators threatened to impeach the president.
The incensed MPs gave the President a six-week deadline to resolve the security problem or face impeachment proceedings.
Bulkachuwa claimed on Monday during an appearance on Politics Today, a current affairs program on Channels Television, that prior attempts to resolve the security situation, particularly those made by the National Assembly, had been unsuccessful.
He added that during the discussion held behind closed doors, parliamentarians also raised concerns about the economy.
The APC legislator clarified that it was not a matter for the administration, saying that "we, as the legislative branch of the government, have attempted everything within our power except one thing."
The parliament had attempted finance; he noted, "making sure that he gets all he needs through budgeting."
He claimed that lawmakers also made an effort to speak with the heads of the military, law enforcement, and other security organizations to learn about their problems. "When they disclose their problems to us, we try to proffer solutions, and we go ahead and advise Mr President," he said.
"What we can do is try to draw the attention of the Executive (of the government) that we have tried everything, and the only thing we have not tried is that we have to draw your attention to the fact that we have a constitutional responsibility to pull your ears at it were by way of notice of impeachment and give you a chance," he stated.©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.