The Senate has said some of its members who are calling for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari “ought to know better” than making such a demand.
Senator Ajibola Basiru, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, said this on Friday while reacting to comments made by some senators.
Two senators on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Francis Fadahunsi (Osun East), and Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South), had in recent times said their colleagues should not be reluctant to take necessary constitutional legislative action against President Buhari, especially if the current insecurity across the country continues.
“When the government cannot maintain security again, economic problem is mounting then something drastic must be done. We have the power. We can install and we can remove.
“If it means we have to look at that clause, we have to sit down during an executive session and harmonise and do it the way we should do it,” Fadahunsi had said.
But reacting, Basiru, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the senators are not serious about the issue.
According to the Senate spokesperson, the senators demanding the impeachment of the president should know that they cannot be mixing politics with the issue of national security.
“I don’t think they (pro-impeachment senators), are serious about it!
“They ought to know better that national security is not politics play thing,” Basiru said.