Following President Buhari’s refusal to seek the National Assembly’s approval before withdrawing $496million to purchase aircraft from the United States, some senators have called for his impeachment which is supported by section 143 of the Nigerian constitution.
Matthew Uroghide, Edo State, moving a motion on the case on Tuesday, stated that the President Buhari violated the constitution and must face the consequences.
Chukwuka Utazi, seconded the motion, praying that the impeachment process begins as soon as possible. “This is an impeachable offence,” Mr Utazi, said. Buhari, speaking on the issue, explained the reaosn he did not seek approval from the National Assembly. He said he believed the National Assembly would have no objection to his action. He made this known via a letter read at the Senate on Wednesday.
“I wish to draw the attention of the Senate to the ongoing security emergencies in the nation. These challenges were discussed with the state governors and subsequently at the meeting ot the National Economic Council on the 14th of December 2017 where a resolution was passed with the council approving that up to $1 billion may be released and utilised from the Excess Crude Account to address the situation.” Photo Credit: Getty