Just In: APC Senators Backs Call To Impeach Buhari Over Insecurity

Serving senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has backed the move by his opposition colleagues to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of his party, over the security challenges bedevilling the nation.

Senator Elisha Abbo, who represents Adamawa North senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, made his position known on Friday in an exclusive interview with Channels Television

He spoke on the sideline of the APC Northern Christian Leaders summit held in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The lawmaker, who said he was in full support of the impeachment move against the President, stated that the Nigerian leader has failed in his fundamental responsibility to secure the lives and property of the people.

Another senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Smart Adeyemi has disclosed that several lawmakers, including those of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in support of the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over his failure to deal with the country’s multifaceted security issues.

Mr Adeyemi, an APC lawmaker, said the decision to impeach Mr Buhari was reached collectively with only about four APC senators having reservations.

The senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi has disclosed that several lawmakers, including those of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in support of the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over his failure to deal with the country’s multifaceted security issues.

Mr Adeyemi, an APC lawmaker, said the decision to impeach Mr Buhari was reached collectively with only about four APC senators having reservations.

“‪It’s a collective decision, I can tell you that maybe about four senators have reservations,” Mr Adeyemi said.

When asked about the performance of the Buhari regime on security, he simply responded: “I think you’re a Nigerian.”

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A joint minority caucus of the National Assembly has also issued a six weeks ultimatum to Mr Buhari, tasking him to definitely tackle insecurity or face impeachment on grounds of incompetence and all-round ineptitude. The lawmakers also cited the downward spiral of naira at the exchange market, closure of universities, and aviation crisis as some of the consequences of Mr Buhari’s ineptitude.

“Signatures will be added to impeach the President if the situation is not addressed,” Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu says.

Not many Nigerians are satisfied with Mr Buhari’s scorecard on the security of lives and properties. In recent times, security agents, public facilities and even religious centres have not been spared in an unrelenting onslaught by bandits and the Islamic State of West Africa Province jihadists, an offshoot of Boko Haram.

Recently, there are reports of renewed attacks by terrorists and other armed non-state actors at various locations in the country, with security operatives being killed in some cases.

On Wednesday, senators from opposition parties staged a walkout following a call to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Philip Aduda, had raised a point of order asking the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to discuss the country’s security situation and President Buhari’s impeachment.

But Senator Lawan, who presided over the plenary, declined the request of the minority leader, saying the point of order raised fell flat on its face.

Angered by the action of the Senate President, all the lawmakers elected on the platforms of all political parties other than the All Progressives Congress (APC) walked out of the legislative chamber while the plenary was ongoing.

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They later handed a six-week ultimatum to President Buhari to tackle the security challenges bedevilling the country, saying they would commence impeachment proceedings against him should he fail to address the issue within the period.

While the Presidency said the lawmakers’ action was a mere threat with no effect, the Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives also issued a six-week ultimatum to the President to fix the nation’s security challenges.

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