It’s Time to Impeach Buhari, Northern Elders Urge National Assembly, Say Nigeria is Sinking

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It’s Time to Impeach Buhari, Northern Elders Urge National Assembly, Say Nigeria is Sinking

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF), on Monday, called on members of the National Assembly to begin the process of impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari, saying Nigeria is fast sinking under the president.

Spokesman of the forum, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said during a programme on AIT, ‘Kakaaki’ that Nigeria cannot survive two more years under Buhari’s administration, reminding the lawmakers that the country is in a dire state and calling for speedy action.

Baba-Ahmed condemned the attitude of mere talking, issuing empty warnings and worthless press statements in the face the serious challenges bedeviling the country.

He said: “Those who have constitutional responsibility must realise that the country is in a dire strait, and do something other than just talking and making promises. The second option is for citizens to get together and decide to do something.

“The third option is that those leaders who are failing will recognise the fact that they are the problem, and they will resign because they clearly have nothing to offer in terms of leadership,” he said.

“Or, as our democratic system provides, those with the responsibility to get them off, should impeach those who are failing. If the president can’t deliver, he should be impeached.

“Sadly, we don’t have a National Assembly that appears to have the levels of patriotism and concern beyond partisan politics to realise that when this roof falls, it also falls on their heads. Partisanship is so pronounced that the people we elected and sent to Abuja think they serve the President rather than the Nigerian people.

“Ordinarily, the legislators should look at the record of the administration, understand the areas where the President has failed, understand areas where there is clearly no evidence that they are going to do anything about it and refer to the Constitution that says the whole purpose of government is to secure citizens and pursue their welfare,” Baba-Ahmed said.

Meanwhile the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has faulted the call by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) for the impeachment of President Buhari due to the appalling security situation in the country. BMO Chairman, Mr Niyi Akinsiju, maintained that such position by NEF was tantamount to an invitation to anarchy.

 

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