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Why PDP senators threatened Buhari with impeachment

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators have warned president Muhammadu Buhari of an impending impeachment over the terrible state of insecurity in the country.

The senators gave Buhari a six-week ultimatum to address insecurity or face impeachment proceedings.

Philip Aduda, minority leader of the senate, spoke with reporters after the opposition lawmakers walked out of the red chamber during plenary on Wednesday.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan had earlier prevented Aduda from discussing the rising insecurity and ultimatum to Buhari, hence the walkout.

Aduda was ruled out of order by Lawan when he tried to move a motion on the matter.

“We agreed at the closed session that we should discuss the issue of insecurity in the country but the president of the senate frustrated our efforts to discuss it at plenary,” he said.

“We noted at the closed session as the minority caucus in the senate, that the many resolutions passed on insecurity should be implemented.

“At the closed session we agreed that we must give the president an ultimatum, that if he failed to comply with our resolutions on how to tackle insecurity within six weeks, we would move impeachment proceedings against him.

“We expected the senate president to brief the public on what we discussed at the closed session but he did not.

“He also ruled out our point of order to discuss it.”

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