PDP reps demand Buhari’s impeachment over insecurity
The impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari has been demanded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over Nigeria’s security challenges.
This was contained in a statement released by the caucus on Sunday.
According to the statement, the president is guilty of “gross incompetence and continuous breach” of his constitutional powers to ensure the security of Nigerians.
They likened him to Emperor Nero, an emperor of ancient Rome who is fabled to have “fiddled while Rome burned”.
The impeachment call was hinged by the lawmakers on the recent Boko haram attack in Borno during which more than 40 farmers were killed.
Kingsley Chinda, leader of the caucus, asked Nigerians to “wake up” their representatives in the legislative chamber to commence Buhari’s impeachment process.
“The PDP caucus in the House of Representatives has observed with deep pain the dastardly attacks on poor farmers, which have continued unabated across the vast swathes of northern Nigeria, which act came to a sad climax over the weekend in Zabarmari, near Maiduguri, North-East Nigeria,” he said.
“While President Buhari idles in the typical fashion of Emperor Nero as our country burns, questions must be asked about his capacity to lead at a time that our country desires robust and responsible leadership that can pull it from the brink and rescue it from the debilitations of insurgents, terrorists, bandits and kidnappers.
“We call on Nigerians across tribes, religions and political parties to wake up their National Assembly members and compel them to commence impeachment process against President Buhari to save Nigeria.”
The call for impeachment is coming just days to the expected appearance of the president before the green chamber — after they summoned him.
The expected appearance would be the first time in his five years of his administration that the president is appearing to brief the lawmakers on efforts being made to tackle Nigeria’s security challenges.
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