Nigerian Senators comprising lawmakers across parties other than the ruling party, All Progressive Congress, staged a walkout of Wednesday’s plenary after the Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan refused to implement the resolutions of a 2-hour closed door meeting of Majority and Minority lawmakers.
The lawmakers who issued a 6-week ultimatum to the Nigerian President to address the security crisis in the country also threatened to begin impeachment proceedings against Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
What they are saying
The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Phillip Aduda, made known the stance of the opposition senators. The lawmaker expressed a strong displeasure over the worsening security crisis in the country.
Senator Phillip Aduda further added that “President Buhari has been given all he wanted in terms of adequate funding of the security agencies, but nothing to show for it. He needs to shape up or ship out.”
Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser, media and publicity, while speaking in a televised interview called the bluff of the minority lawmakers. He added that the minority lawmakers “know in their heart of hearts that they cannot achieve what they are saying, they are just wasting the country’s time, wasting the time of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, they know that they cannot achieve it.”
Also, Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman, described the action by minority lawmakers as “baby antics.” He further added that the minority lawmakers are making a huge mockery of Nigerian voters.
The worsening security crisis in the country has raised concern amongst Nigerians over the last few days. The latest being the threats by terrorist groups to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari. And a daring attack on Guards Brigade whose primary duty is to protect the President and his family, the Vice President and other Very Important Persons in the country.