Nigeria: NASS Threatens To Impeach Buhari Over Incompetence
Apparently worried by the state of the nation, Nigerian National Assembly (NASS) has pledged its readiness to impeach President Muhammadu over his incompetence to hold the highest office in the country.
The NASS who are already fury with the president gave him 12 point condition to meet urgently if he wants to continue as the president of the country in the next one year.
The decision by the National Assembly members was reached following a closed-door joint executive session held by both the Senate and House of Representative members.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, while announcing the meeting’s resolution across to people said the lawmakers were ready to impeach Buhary if he failed to adhere and address the 12 points.
According to information gathered by Caracal Reports, the 12 point outlined by the National Assembly are as follows:
“1. The Security Agencies must be given marching orders to curtail the sustained killings of Nigerians across the country and protect lives and properties of Nigerians as this is the primary duty of any responsible government.
“2. The systematic harassment and humiliation by the Executive of perceived political opponents, people with contrary opinions, including legislators and judiciary, by the police and other security agencies must stop.
“3. There must be strict adherence to the Rule of Law and protection for all citizens by the President and his appointees.
“4. The President must be held accountable for the actions of his appointees and must be ready to sanction those that carry out any act which will ridicule or endanger our country and democracy.
“5. The Government should show sincerity in the fight against corruption by not being selective, and also prosecute current appointees that have cases pending against them.
“6. The sanctity of the National Assembly should be protected and preserved by the Federal Government of Nigeria by not interfering in its business, but prosecute those who invaded the Senate to seize the mace.
“7a. National Assembly should liaise with International Communities through the IPU, APU, ECOWAS, CPA, Parliament, Pan African Parliament, EU, UN, US Congress and UK Parliament to secure our democracy.
“b. Democratic elections must be competitive and inclusive by removing the present reign of fear and intimidation, particularly as we approach the 2019 elections.
“8. The National Assembly will work closely with Civil Society Organisations, Trade Unions and NGOs to further deepen and protect our democracy.
“9. The President must take immediate steps to contain the growing level of unemployment and poverty in Nigeria, especially now that we have the advantage of the oil price risen to 80 dollars per barrel.
“10. Both chambers of the National Assembly hereby pass a vote-of-confidence on the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the entire leadership of the National Assembly.
“11a. We reaffirm our earlier resolution of vote-of-no-confidence on the Inspector-General of Police, who does nothing other than preside over the killing of innocent Nigerians and consistent framing up of perceived political opponents of the President.
“b.The Inspector-General of Police has outright disregard for constitutional authority, both executive and legislative.
“12. Finally, the National Assembly will not hesitate to invoke its Constitutional powers if nothing is done to address the above resolutions passed .”
Meanwhile, a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said the action coming from the NASS is too late.
Fani Kayode writing on his Twitter Page said the National Assembly’s ultimatum to Buhari is coming too late.
He also criticized NASS for disclosing their intentions.
Fani wrote, “The ultimatum given to @MBuhari by the NASS is too little, too late. You do not warn a snake before you crush its head. You simply take your aim and strike it with one powerful and lethal blow.