Insecurity: What Will Happen If We Impeach Buhari, Senator Abaribe Reveals
Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia South Senatorial District in the National Assembly has revealed what will happen if the Senate succeeds in impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari over rising insecurity in the country.
ABN TV had reported that members of the opposition parties had, during Wednesday’s plenary, staged a walkout, after the move to serve impeachment notice on President Buhari was resisted by some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Angered by the development, all senators across party lines, led by the Minority Leader, Philip Tanimu Aduda stormed out of the chamber chanting“All we are saying, Buhari must go”,“Nigeria must survive”,“Ahmad Lawan should follow”, etc.
Reacting to lawmakers’ attempt to impeach Buhari, Abaribe said it was time for the President to go, having shown Nigerians that he was not capable of doing the job.
Abaribe, who stated while speaking on Channel Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, claimed Buhari had done nothing to show that he cared about what was going on.
He said that if the Senate succeeds in impeaching President Buhari,“then the person who takes over will know that his job is also on the line.
“Then any other President that comes in will know that his job can also be on the line and you do your work.
“The reason why you came out and vie for running for an office as strong as the president is that you told us, you gave us the assurance that you can do the job.”
Speaking further, Abaribe said,“You have to do things to show that you care about what is going on.
“The impression is being created very very ominously that there’s some method to this madness. That there’s some collusion going on.
“That people are being left to do what they want in Nigeria. And if you go on the streets of Nigeria, you’ll get that impression and if you’re in charge, you need to do something to disabuse our minds, but nothing is being done, giving rise to everybody speculating.
“[The impeachment move] may start with one person, it may start with two [persons]…as you could see, what happened today, nobody sat and planned there was going to be a walkout. People just got exasperated.
“The reason why they got exasperated was the civilian manner that the matter was being treated by the Senate President.”