The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has claimed that there are no plans at the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the country’s security challenges.
The former Abia governor, who made this remark during a Tuesday press conference in Abuja, dismissed talk of Buhari’s impeachment, noting that the nation’s security situation had improved and that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had the numbers to thwart any such move.
“The issue of impeachment is a non-existing issue, Nobody is talking about it. Even if they try, they will fail because we have the number to resist it,” Kalu said.
“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 Buhari’s impeachment because security has improved. 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,” he added.
Senator Philip Aduda, who represents the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was barred by Senate President Ahmad Lawan from speaking about the escalating insecurity and a challenge to Buhari following a private session on July 27. As a result, PDP senators staged a walkout.
According to reports, the majority of senators agreed to give Buhari six weeks to improve security or face impeachment procedures.