Shehu Sani, a former Senator representing Kaduna Central, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should have been impeached months ago.
Senators from the opposition parties had on Wednesday threatened to impeach the President over the worsening insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and the country at large.
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The opposition senators gave the President a six-week ultimatum to address the security crisis or face impeachment proceedings.
While commenting on the impeachment threat on Arise TV, Sani said the senators became more concerned about the security situation in the country as terrorists began to get access into the FCT.
He said, “I believe that all legislators, and in this respect, the senators, are concerned about the security situation in the country. Because, hardly a day goes by without people being kidnapped or killed by terrorists or bandits. And this has been going on in states in the North West.
“Now, with the contagion of these terrorist activities to the federal capital, it’s natural for the legislatures to take an action. And in this respect, I’ve seen the voice of the opposition there. The president of the Senate from the ruling party will be in a very difficult situation now. It’s either he takes the side of the people or the side of the government and his party.
“And from what I’ve seen, the senators from the ruling party are taking the side of the government from the press conference that was held by the minority caucus. They too have taken an action that is belated, because this impeachment processes ought to have started months ago.”
The former lawmaker also expressed pessimism over the success of the impeachment, saying senators from the ruling party would not join in the process.
“They may not be able to get the required number of people to impeach him because it’s clear that the members of the ruling party in the National Assembly are hiding their faces from such an action.
”The minority in the Senate don’t have the numbers to impeach the president, but they’re now on a moral high ground, in the sense that Nigerians will be seeing them to be truly representatives, and the voice of those who are suffering,” he said.