Insecurity: National Assembly can’t impeach Buhari – Presidency boasts


The Presidency has boasted that the National Assembly cannot impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Presidency boasted that the ruling political party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has the majority of lawmakers in the Red Chamber, thereby making it impossible for the minority to have their way.

Saga Gist reported that Senators across party lines, on Wednesday, stormed out of plenary, calling for the impeachment of Buhari, as well as the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan over the increasing rate of insecurity in Nigeria.

But Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, played down the possibilities of his principal being impeached.

Speaking on Channels Television in reaction to the move, which is still very much in its early stage, Adesina said, “The National Assembly has a self-regulatory mechanism. It is so composed that minorities can’t have their way.

“They cannot force it down the throats of the majority and fortunately, in those Chambers, we have sensible people who will say ‘No, it’s true we have insecurity in the country and the President is doing his best, so let us continue to encourage the security agencies to do better.’

“Mr. President is not going to wave a magic wand to solve the security issues. No one has such a magic wand. It is something that would be done methodically.

“It’s something that will be done systematically… It’s not going to be by magic wand. There’s no magic wand to solve this kind of problem.”

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