For President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to get National Assembly’s approval for the withdrawal of $496m from the Excess Crude Account to purchase military aircraft, some senators have asked that the process to his impeachment as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria be started forthwith.
Speaking during plenary which was monitored on TV, Senator Mathew Uroghide, who moved a motion urged, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to allow the chamber to invoke Section 143 of the Constitution.
Senator Uroghide stated that the President had breached Section 80 of the Constitution which stipulates that all government’s spending must be appropriated by the legislature.
However, the senate president, Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Ibn Bala Na’allah saved President Muhammadu Buhari from the possible impeachment.
The Impeachment motion raised by Senator Matthew Urhoghide and seconded by Senator Chukwuka Utazi suffered set back as the senate president referred the motion to Judiciary and Legal Committee for advice based on the submission of Senator Na’allah.