Hullabaloo As Senate Threatens Buhari With Impeachment

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There were apparent indications of tension and commotion at the resumed session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, when a senator suggested the commencement of the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The main topic of discussion during the session, which led to the suggestion of impeachment, it was learnt, was on the Senate rules forgery suit.

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It was gathered that the suggestion was made by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia South), when the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters Senator David Umaru read the report of his Committee on the summoning of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami over the Senate Rules forgery suit.

Both the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and  his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two others are currently standing trial over the forgery of Senate Rules.

A well informed source, close to the polity, disclosed that quite a number of senators were emphatic that President Buhari had serially breached some provisions of the Constitution, thereby leaving the situation as if the Senate lacked teeth to bite.

Sources also disclosed that the Attorney-General for the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami was at the centre stage of the discussion, with almost Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and those of APC sympathetic to Saraki, complaining that the AGF was undermining Nigeria’s democracy by utterly disregarding the Senate invitation.

Another sources disclosed that the intent of a majority of the senators was to move for the suspension of their colleagues and for the upper chamber to stamp its authority as an arm of government independent of the executive.

In this respect, the senators resolved that there was no case of the alleged forgery and warned those behind the case to withdraw it from the court.



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