- A lawmaker has alleged that there is an ongoing plot to impeach President Buhari
- Gudaji Kazaure said the plot will fail because those in support of the president in the Senate and the House have the numbers
- According to him, those plotting to impeach the president cannot get two-third majority
A member of the House of Representatives, Muhammed Gudaji Kazaure, has raised serious allegation claiming there is a plot to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Vanguard reports that the lawmaker who is considered President Buhari’s close ally in the House made this revelation on Tuesday, June 5, after the 3-hour long joint closed door session of the Senate and the House.
He claimed signatures were being gathered to impeach the president but expressed optimism that the threat would not succeed as those who supported the president were more.
Kazaure said he was against what he described as a plot to impeach the president if he fails to agree with the conditions provided.
He said: “I tried to raise an amendment, but they didn’t allow me to do so. This is because, we had a resolution that, all what we did…that if the federal government doesn’t meet our demands, that we will take any legislative action against the executive.
“I am not in support of this and many of us (lawmakers) are not in support of this. Many of us are not in support of threatening the president because we know he is a man of integrity.
“The issue of people collecting signatures to serve a notice of impeachment to the president….we know this is happening in the House. But we know nobody can afford to show us the list of people who want to impeach the president. I tell you nobody can present this list because they cannot get two-third majority.
“Those of us who support the president in the Senate and the House have the numbers. We are strong enough to stop anything called impeachment.”
It will be recalled that the National Assembly on Tuesday, June 5, issued a warning to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he must be held accountable for the actions of his appointees and must be ready to sanction those that carry out any act that will ridicule or endanger the country and democracy.
This is coming after the National Assembly held a joint session in the chambers of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. Both legislative chambers met behind closed doors to discuss the political tension in the country.
At the end of the session, Senate president Bukola Saraki announced that security agencies must be given marching orders to contain all the sustained killings of Nigerians and protect the lives and properties of Nigerians as this is the primary duty for any responsible government.
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