Nigerian Senate Not In Talks On Impeachment

By Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

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A Nigerian lawmaker says security has improved across the country, following a series of meetings with Security Chiefs for effective military operations.

Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu said as Senate resumed plenary on Tuesday that insecurity which formed part of the earlier impeachment threat of President Muhammadu Buhari, had been addressed.

The Senator assured the citizenry that no lawmaker was talking about President Buhari’s impeachment. It will be recalled that last July, the Senate gave the President six weeks’ impeachment notice if he fails to address the problem of insecurity, which has since expired.

Senate reconvened plenary on Tuesday, amid fears that the impeachment threat against President Buhari would be discussed but, Senator Kalu said no lawmaker would be able to get the number for the impeachment process of President Buhari and Ahmad Lawan, who is the President of the Nigerian Senate.

Senator Kalu said; “The issue of impeachment is non-existing. Nobody is talking about it. Even if they try, they will fail because we have the number to resist it.

“There is nothing wrong with a lawmaker coming up with an impeachment threat but will they succeed? No. So, as far as I am concerned, there is no discussion about President Buhari’s impeachment because security has improved.”

He said; “We have been meeting with the Service Chiefs and some of you were there and can testify that the issue of security has improved and it will keep improving.”

The lawmaker added that even if such an issue is brought up again on the floor of the Senate, it would die naturally.

He was speaking shortly on arrival at the Senate building after two months’ recess.



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