The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus of the House of Representatives has called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over Nigeria’s security challenges.
This development was disclosed in a statement released on Sunday, in which the president is said to be guilty of “gross incompetence and continuous breach” of his constitutional powers to ensure the security of Nigerians.
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The PDP likened the President to Emperor Nero, an emperor of ancient Rome who is fabled to have “fiddled while Rome burned”.
The demand of the lawmakers was prompted by the recent Boko haram attack in Borno in which no less than 40 farmers were killed.
The leader of the PDP caucus, Kingsley Chinda, charged Nigerians to “wake up” their representatives in the legislative chamber to commence Buhari’s impeachment process.
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“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 impeachment call comes a few days before the President’s expected appearance before the green chamber, after he received a summon from them.
This would be the first time in his administration that the president will appear before the lawmakers to brief them on efforts being made to tackle Nigeria’s security challenges.
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